This is going to be my first project.
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: Update 6/01/10
- Final cost was $41 for the set of three. Breakdown in this post
Here's the full plan.
- Cord glass - Depends on the stores minumum purchase. I got three 3-9/16" x 72" stripsfor $50, enough to make 4 sets
- Copper shim stock sheet - .020" x 6" x 25" (way more than enough) $20 at McMaster-Carr
- Mahogany - Here's a material list that gives you board feet to buy. I used this 8"x4"x13/16" 'scrap' that was free. Thanks mrcabinetmaker. Update 2-06-10 - The 8" length was a poor choice for cutting out the 2 shorter 'stiles' due to excess waste. See lesson learned #1 below. Should have used a piece of around 10" to be able to cut both the 4-3/8", 5-3/8" lengths out of 1 strip. Update 3-04-10 Buy a 1" x 6" x 4' board and use the layout guide below.
- Trip to the lumberyard to pick up the rest of the lumber.- post 143 Purchased 1"T x 8W which was actually 25/32"T x 71/4"W x 2.625' (31-1/2")L
[ATTACH]8106[/ATTACH] - Use this layout guide. Created from jpg's post #187
. Thanks jpg. I'll do a sketchup version at some point.
[ATTACH]9273[/ATTACH] - Here is a sketchup file.
Right out of the chute, equipment needs. The plans callout for a 'stack dado set'. Can you guys weigh in on what would be a good first purchase? February 6, 2010 update - Lessons learned section below added after the project was underwayLessons learned....
- Don't cut your glass until you need it in case you need to make an adjustment to it. See post 118 Tip from charlese.
- The plan calls for 21' of strip stock. Make sure to consider your waste when calculating how much stock you need. My stock was 8" long yet only yielded 1 'stile' piece per 8" length since they are each 4-3/8", 5-3/8", and 6-3/8" inches long. Consider the length of your stock carefully. See post 118. Found an on-line board foot calculator after I had cut wood to help determine how much wood to buy. Material list above came from this website.
- Make sure to look at the quality of your cuts for smoothness. Saw marks can be a sign of process or sawblade issues. See post 126 and read several related posts after that. Make continuous motion cuts. Don't apply too much pressure to hold your strips against the fence when cutting. Make sure you have a good blade.
- Glue up and squaring the side pieces - 206, 200
- Cutting out the copper motifs - 292
- Torching the motifs to change thier color - 305
- Finished project - 305