Sunday, November 9, 2008

More wood.

More wood for me. The front porch stands between me and my Airstream renovation. Last year it was a pile of mulch. Now, it is a porch project that has gone on for six years. I am making porch columns to surround the porch posts.

I made this jig to hold the board so I can create a tapered column. I am tapering from 9 1/4" to 7" over 84". The jig follows the fence and the board is held at the right angle to the blade.

I simply cut the taper off of each board.

I then used a lost miter set up to cut a miter on the taper.

Finished columns. Now they just need the top moldings. getting closer folks... Anna, daddy's coming.....

6 comments:

alumanutz said...

Why not just use biskits?

3ms75argosy said...

That's it Frank... nothing like the smell of fresh cut lumber to clear the mind... for me, it's kind of zen like....

Uh,,, are you painting the rest of the house too? (Kidding! I want to see more Anna work!)
Best! Sending Karma to you...
Marc

crowldawg said...

Did you prime all your cuts?.I know its a little late to ask

Frank Yensan said...

I primed all exposed edges. I did not prime the miters. I wanted the glue to hold and primer is a barrier to that.

crowldawg said...

I prime and back prime every thing especially cuts.
Last year when i rebuilt my front porch(no roof) I primed every t and g as they went in .The last porch lasted only 25 yrs.LOL .I made it out of fir and pine

silverhobby said...

Frank, I know you do good work. Thanks for showing this. It takes a lot of talent, patience, tools, and knowledge. I know Anna will be getting the best craftsman she can have for her renovations. Kev