fitting quarter-round glass retaining strips
I was looking at fitting the small quarter-round strips for retainng quite a few glass pieces in a display cabinet.. Was pondering how best to miter or cope the mating corners. Finally came up with the idea of making some rails of precisely the width of the opening, coping the ends and profiling the edges with my rail-and-stile cutters on a shaper. Then it was a simple matter of ripping the quarter-round strips from the edges, and I had the quarter-round pieces in the required length and the ends coped to the proper profile to mate with the stile quarter-rounds. To simplify the finish application, I applied the finish to the edge profile of the pieces before the quarter-round strips were ripped free.
It sounds like a bit of wood wasted v time saved. It wasn't Brazilian Rosewood - I'm guessing ? We're going to change your name from Woodhacker to Woodmeister ! You're making craftsmanship sound to easy - cool tactics.
re-using scraps and trimmings
Multiple quarter round strips can be taken from a scrap three inches or more in width.The material for the quarter-round strips came from the offcuts and trimmings pile, material that might ultimately end up as firewood.
OK, then how about Woodmeisermeister? ;-)
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