Was looking at some cabinets or furniture the other day and noticed a lot of rope moulding and barley twist accents. Then I remembered one episode of This Old House where the TOH crew went to visit a cabinet maker’s shop. He was making cabinets for their project house.
He showed how to make rope moulding on the tablesaw. I swear he just used the miter gauge angled a particularly direction. He might have added a board and a key, much like a finger joint jig, to get the kerf spacing right. He was using a piece of wood maybe 1/2″ X 1/2″ or 3/4″ X 3/4″. A few passes with some sandpaper and there he had it: instant rope moulding.
Do any of you good folks out there ever remember seeing that episode, and if so, can you explain it better than I did?