Author Topic: INFINITY CUBE in WOOD  (Read 1386 times)

Offline Robert Hornby

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Re: INFINITY CUBE in WOOD
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2023, 06:07:01 AM »
I surely don't understand all the "emphases" on using mitered corners. Especially on wood ones.  Is it just to avoid seeing any endgrain??
   ...lew...  (an engineer without any "artistic" thought)
Just like with aa wooden picture frame, using miter joints gives a uniform appearance with the grain looking like it is continuing around the corner, looks more like one continuous piece. When gluing, it also gives a stronger joint, more of a hybrid end grain/side grain surface.

Yes the mitered joints just give a more pleasant appearance, and there is a greater surface for the glue.
Hi , On the isometric drawing it would be interesting to see all the hidden lines on the back faces of the square timbers , shown dotted to see where they actually go/end up ??
Willy

 
I did consider showing hidden lines but it got too messy.
No, I won't be dowling the joints, they will not need it.
Robert, are you going to dowel the joints?
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Offline Lew Hartswick

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Re: INFINITY CUBE in WOOD
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2023, 01:37:51 PM »
:-)   Well Rosettes and Plinth blocks use to do great job before mitered joints on window and door trim. I know all about those from doing some work on a house in VA for a few years. :-)
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Offline Robert Hornby

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Re: INFINITY CUBE in WOOD
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2023, 09:31:50 PM »
Actual progress has commenced with the cutting and mitering of some of the pieces. I am using a home made mitre block which I have dialed in to be sure the cuts are precisely 45 deg. I made a test join with a couple of scrap pieces to see how the join came out and I am happy with it. I tried to pull them apart with my hands but failed and had to give quite a hard knock with a hammer, so the joins will be strong.

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Offline Kim

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Re: INFINITY CUBE in WOOD
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2023, 10:20:59 PM »
That's looking good, Robert!  You'll have it done in no time  :popcorn:

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Offline Admiral_dk

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Re: INFINITY CUBE in WOOD
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2023, 11:24:33 PM »
Looks like you managed to get some extremely clean 45 degree cuts on the mill  :praise2:

Per      :cheers:

 

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