Open Segment Project "Interwoven"

mfisher

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We'll get Mike hooked on this yet! :)
Most likely.
This summer is a transition summer. We hope by fall to be full time in SCW, AZ. Trying to close a deal on a house. Then we go to sell two. There will not be much time for wood working. I hope to build a jig this fall.

Your post and Glenn is helping me out a bunch.
 

Glenn McCarron

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I know it is advantageous to turn the inside as you go but is there ever a point where you rough turn the outside before the glue up is complete? Even just to smooth the corners?? Just curious.
 

Bluemax

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I know it is advantageous to turn the inside as you go but is there ever a point where you rough turn the outside before the glue up is complete? Even just to smooth the corners?? Just curious.
I turn the outside as I go down to the glue line (knock off the corners) mainly because I've been nicked by them coming around while I'm turning. I hit the top row with sandpaper so it isn't quite as sharp until I get a row on top of it. As long as you don't go into the glued area you don't decrease the strength. You also keep it a little better in balance. Just my thoughts.
 

Glenn McCarron

PRO Member
I turn the outside as I go down to the glue line (knock off the corners) mainly because I've been nicked by them coming around while I'm turning. I hit the top row with sandpaper so it isn't quite as sharp until I get a row on top of it. As long as you don't go into the glued area you don't decrease the strength. You also keep it a little better in balance. Just my thoughts.
Thanks Bluemax, that was basically my thought as well. I did end up doing a bit of rough turning on the outside this morning as well. I first used Power sanding to take the corners down and then used my small Easy Wood carbide cutter to take a bit more. What is your tool of choice? Bob had recommended the Thompsons 1/4 Detail Gouge. I think Tom Lohman uses the Easy Wood as well.
 
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