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Old 07-21-2010, 06:40 PM   #1801
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was the taper on the soffit you fixed due to a different radius than the one above? just wunderin thanks timothy
No Tim, the radius is the same.

It turns out that I may have made two mistakes...unfortunately, they didn't cancel each other out.

The boards in the top soffit are considerably narrower than the lower boards. So, even if I had used the same jig (which I don't think I did) it would not have worked out properly.

Let's say that a top board was 4 1/2" wide, and a bottom board 5 1/2"+wide. With the identical amount of taper - i.e. 5/8" per board - I would be losing about 20% of my effective taper with every board.

What I needed to do was make sure that I had the right amount of taper per inch of board width and that's where I goofed. The new jig seems to be about right.

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Old 07-21-2010, 06:42 PM   #1802
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Perhaps Kory is referring to posts #13, #14 and #15 on page 1?

The table is amazing Keith. Thanks for posting all the pictures and for explaining the process. It's very interesting.
You're more than welcome...I'm sure there will be more oddball things to come yet!
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Perhaps Kory is referring to posts #13, #14 and #15 on page 1?

The table is amazing Keith. Thanks for posting all the pictures and for explaining the process. It's very interesting.
I second what gma2rjc said, that table is just beautiful buddy. I bet you have worn several calculators out in your career haven't you? I would spend more time figuring than building but it is all fun. We appreciate you Keith.

Jim
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I second what gma2rjc said, that table is just beautiful buddy. I bet you have worn several calculators out in your career haven't you? I would spend more time figuring than building but it is all fun. We appreciate you Keith.

Jim
Maybe one or two Jim...but believe it or not I'm from the really old school and most of the time I use pencil and paper.

...and many thanks for the compliment.
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OK, I think I have a handle on how this long railing is going to go now.

For one thing, it's going to be slow and steady...except when it comes to glue up. Then it's rush like a mad fool. Which means that I will only glue up one manageable section at a time.

Here's the very first screw going in...I'll explain as I go.

And as usual - if I miss something, like that's going to happen - please ask.
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There will be three rows of yellow cedar. The first one will be fastened to the center of each of the posts.
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Once the first yellow is screwed down, I put a piece of red against that and then add the next yellow. These pieces are clamped tightly together and the second yellow is drilled and screwed into place.
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Here you can see how the curve is starting to generate.
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At this point I am about half way around the railing.
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You might as well enjoy the view with me...
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I'm not too sure how well you can see the far end of the railing here, but it is tied back to the end posts to keep the curve fair.
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Here's a close up of the first 5 rows in place (not glued yet). They cover the width of the posts.
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This one shows the first 5 full rows attached.
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Keith, I feel so sorry for you...




...having to work under those conditions every day. How do you endure?
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First pic is from down below on the grass...next one taken from the end of the tub deck.
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