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Thread: Building the urn - Design A - Redux

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    Building the urn - Design A - Redux

    Way long overdue - I am finally getting started on the urn for Linda, me, and some to sell. (Hopefully a lot to sell) Of course there were a few emotional hurdles, some good old fashion procrastinating, and a lot of mulling over the design. However, I think I'm past all of that now (well, at least 90% of it) and work started this evening on the jig for making the sides.

    I don't remember which of you posted this link, but it was the catalyst for me. I had been dreading trying to make the G&G style finger joints on the table saw. Too many variables and too many chances for me to screw up. However, this jig takes all the guess work out of it and should yield reliable and predictable results every time.
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    I guess you never can have too many clamps.

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    The 1/2" MDF spacers

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    I'll let the glue set up overnight and then I'll square up the sides and end of the jig. I should be working some test pine through this tomorrow night!
    Last edited by Rennie Heuer; 09-28-2010 at 09:51 PM.
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    Way to go Rennie get the production going.

    Is that polyurethane glue like gorilla glue you useing Rennie?

    Will follow along.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Is that polyurethane glue like gorilla glue you using Rennie?
    Nope. Since I needed a lot to laminate those panels I used up some 'dark' glue I had hanging around that might have gone bad before I could have used it all. It's regular wood glue with a darkener in it for use with woods like walnut.
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    The finger joint jig in that video is brilliant. Logged away for future reference.

    I'm sure your completed urns will be gorgeous, knowing how much heart and soul will be going into making them. My one urn-making project was a very reflective process. I have no doubt yours will be similar.
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    Ditto to all said, I've also bookmarked the video
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    The jig is up!

    Completed the jig this morning. All went together as planned - watched the video one more time to be sure - except for the label on one finger being up-side-down.
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    I'm waiting for the glue to set up before I take it for a test spin.
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    That is a great technique and jig. Can't wait to see how the urns turn out!

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    Success!

    First shot with this jig - some scrap pine. Nice and snug but still room for glue. I think this one's a winner!
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    Joints in 1/2" stock

    I will probably go with 1/2" material for my boxes. So, here is a pine test in 1/2" - I took a few moments to round over the ends of the fingers for effect. I actually like the way this jig works, and it's lightning fast. Doing one corner of the box takes less than 3 minutes.

    The last finger is small because I did not have any pine scrap that I could rip down to the required 6" - I had to go with the nominal 1 x 6 I had.
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