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mailee

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After coming to a stop in the shop today due to the runners for the bed, I decided to make a start on another little job I have. Two corbels for a listed building. Here is the original one:

And here is the section I made this afternoon:

It wasn't too bad to make really. I made it out of three pieces laminating them together. I cut the first out on the bandsaw and then used a bearing guided cutter in the router to copy the others. I do have four of the smaller mouldings on top to make and four back plates. Not bad for an hour and half I thought.
 

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While I was waiting for the primer to dry on the doors I returned to making the corbels again. I have six of them to make and managed to get four and a half finished today.

I have finished the moulding that runs between them and the customer took that today. That was just a simple curve with two half rounds in it. It was 20 mtrs of it though! :shock:
 

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I'm having trouble judging how big they are, with the router just poking through the side of the picture I would guess about 250mm tall?

Mick
 

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250mm? If that is about 7" then your correct Mick. They are 7" tall and 5 1/2" wide. They will be larger once the remainder of the corbel and the backing plates are assembled to them. I think I am showing my age with the Imperial measurements too. :oops:
 

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There you go, it's my age. :lol: I am fine with meters, I used to work in them whilst scuba diving but for small measurements it's got to be Imperial for me to visualise it. :oops:
 

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I spent today working on these again. I finished the main body of the corbels and now had to make the lower moulding. I scratched my head a bit as to just how I was going to make it? I started by making a test piece to make sure My ideas would work.

This would give me the general outline of the moulding from which I could bandsaw out the sides. I used my panel raising cutter for the first part.

I made two of these and glued them at right angles to give the large sweep to the curve. Then I cut the upper section using the router table with a roundover and the table saw to give me a Hockey stick profile.

These were glued together to give the profile of the test piece and then cut into section at the width I required. Then it was onto the bandsaw and bobbin sander to shape the sides. This is what I ended up with.

Now it was a simple matter of making the very lowest moulding which was simply a section with a roundover.

These were put in the clamps and glue while I started on the back plates. All these consisted of was a flat piece of timber with two sections cut out at each side bottom and a rebate to the rear.

Using a template to position everything I assembled the six full corbels and got them finished ready for painting.

And here is a pic of them with the older brother.

customer should be happy with those I think. Got to admit I was well pleased that it all turned out right. :D
 

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You should be feeling dead chuffed with yourself, Mailee. They look really good. One question..was the original carved out of solid?
 

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I am not sure Roger. It looks like it was but it is difficult to tell due to the wear and tear. The small bottom moulding is a seperate piece, well actually three seperate pieces. The main body of the corbel looks to be a solid piece but difficult to tell. I couldn't use a solid piece myself as my bandsaw isn't man enough and I would have had difficulty cutting the flutes on a rounded surface. Did take a bit of head scratching to work out just how I was going to make them at first.
 

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Very impressive. Hope this brings you further work. It should. Will this be around in another hundred years? Hope your name is noted on the back somewhere. Good luck.
 

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This was really interesting, seeing how you put them together and being able to see your thought process through the pictures.

I am sure your customer will be very pleased.

Mick
 

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Thanks guys. The customer came to pick them up today and was so impressed with them he took a photo to send to his partner! He owns a few properties around this area and some of them are listed like these two. He promised me he will certainly have more work for me in the near future. A great result and something I really enjoyed making. I AM a happy bunny. :D
 
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