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Old 07-10-2019, 02:13 PM   #1
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I needed to cover some square tubing supports in the barndo I am building and decided to use an angle lock miter. Eight 2x8x16's were planed to about and inch.




I then ran them through a shaper with the angle lock cutter.


It cuts the board at a 45 degree and cuts a tongue and groove at the same time. It's a pretty strong joint when glued and nailed/screwed. Here is a close up pic of the joint.


I then glued and nailed two pieces together making four halves and stained them. The wife and myself assembled two halves over the square tubing. This was a tedious task as they are 13ft long and fairly heavy and needed clamping to nail in place.



They turned out pretty nice.


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Old 07-10-2019, 02:36 PM   #2
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Thats pretty slick. I like that shaper/joint maker. Nice work man.
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:37 PM   #3
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Those look great. Heck of a job. That joint is slick.
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Old 07-10-2019, 03:36 PM   #4
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Tedious ALWAYS pays off in trim work. Very nice.
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Old 07-10-2019, 03:51 PM   #5
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Very cool, you could go into biz with diz
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Old 07-10-2019, 03:59 PM   #6
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That looks great and that joint is super cool.
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:17 PM   #7
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**** show-off!
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:02 PM   #8
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very nice
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:24 PM   #9
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You are killing it with that barndo!


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Old 07-10-2019, 07:57 PM   #10
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**** show-off!
Right!!!

Everything he builds is badazz

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Old 07-10-2019, 08:11 PM   #11
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Very nice!
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:16 PM   #12
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Beautiful work!
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:33 PM   #13
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Looks sharp.
You need a dust collector!
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:37 PM   #14
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Wow...looks great! Nice job!
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:19 AM   #15
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The set up does take a little time to get right. To make the joint one side is laid flat while cutting while the other one is cut on edge. A long tall fence is needed to perform cutting on edge.

On another note I made and installed these beams in a tray ceiling in bedroom#2. I did not use a miter lock on these. There were lots of angles on them though due to the X corner to corner.





I do have some dust collectors but prefer to move outside when I have mass planning to do.
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:31 AM   #16
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Nice work.

My faux beams were so high, and distressed, so I knew it'd be wasted effort to do any nice joinery.

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I have the same planer, and I don't see how you run it without a collector.
Even outside ... what a mess!
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:07 AM   #17
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Bang up job guys. I like the heck out of those!!
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:23 AM   #18
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That's awesome.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:46 AM   #19
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Nice work.

My faux beams were so high, and distressed, so I knew it'd be wasted effort to do any nice joinery.



I have the same planer, and I don't see how you run it without a collector.
Even outside ... what a mess!
I was thinking about getting a bigger capacity but my G0454Z does good. I have a Woodmaster W3875 drum sander and with #40 grit installed I can remove quite of bit of wood on glue ups/counter tops/doors wider than 20Ē The sander does have dust collection.
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:08 AM   #20
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I was thinking about getting a bigger capacity but my G0454Z does good. I have a Woodmaster W3875 drum sander and with #40 grit installed I can remove quite of bit of wood on glue ups/counter tops/doors wider than 20Ē The sander does have dust collection.
If you get a 24", I'm asking for your help now.
I have some big mesquite slabs that I'd like to make into (single piece top) cornhole boards.
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:04 AM   #21
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Great Job!
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:07 PM   #22
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looks amazing you have some skills!

I was wondering why you needed the supports?. those I beams usually will hold a heck of alot of weight... I know in mine I have a 3 ton trolley and have lifted some heavy stuff right off the main I beam
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:22 PM   #23
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"The wife and myself assembled two halves over the square tubing. "

Every time I open your threads I admire your craftsmanship. With as much as your wife helps you I'd bet she could out build most of TBH!
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:35 PM   #24
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looks amazing you have some skills!

I was wondering why you needed the supports?. those I beams usually will hold a heck of alot of weight... I know in mine I have a 3 ton trolley and have lifted some heavy stuff right off the main I beam
I am not an engineer so tend to over build things. When I welded up the building I used the same beams as I did on the shop I built 10 years ago. knowing it will support the R panel but I added nearly 3000lbs of shiplap ceiling so I felt the span called for something. It gives me a little peace of mind. We did get 11" of snow here on Christmas day 2004 so I also have to think about that additional load every 25 years or so

The mrs did not like them until we covered the tubing but she has changed he mind. I does take away from the space though its right at 1000 sq ft
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:03 PM   #25
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"The wife and myself assembled two halves over the square tubing. "

Every time I open your threads I admire your craftsmanship. With as much as your wife helps you I'd bet she could out build most of TBH!
We have been married for 31 years now and she has been soul mate, mother of 2 daughters and helper for that time. There is nothing and I mean nothing she wont attempt to do. Notice I said attempt there, sometimes she messes with things I prograstinate on. She doesn't like to sit still either and cracks the whip on me all the time. Yesterday while I was staining doors she went out and shredded about 10 acres and lunch ready at noon.

Here she is on top of a ladder in white capris and sandals helping me with the barndo roof beam.



I could/can not do alot of things without her support and help.
I am very very blessed to have found her and married her.

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Old 07-12-2019, 07:38 PM   #26
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You are blessed!

Woodwork and barndo look awesome.
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Old 07-13-2019, 07:39 AM   #27
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Great work Sir!
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Old 07-17-2019, 02:24 PM   #28
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Looks Good!
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Old 07-17-2019, 04:27 PM   #29
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Nice work.

My faux beams were so high, and distressed, so I knew it'd be wasted effort to do any nice joinery.

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I have the same planer, and I don't see how you run it without a collector.
Even outside ... what a mess!
You lazy....
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Old 07-17-2019, 04:29 PM   #30
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Those look really good!! That is a lot of planing!
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Old 07-20-2019, 09:15 PM   #31
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That shaped edge makes for a very professional looking finished project!! Bang up job!!
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:57 AM   #32
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Well I started making the beams for the MB the Mrs wanted. Started out by planing some 2x12 and 2x8's down to 1" and then cutting the miterlock into the planks.



I distressed the wood using various tools. This was very labor intensive by the way but once I started I had to do them all the same way. Lots of wood chips flying.



After staining with Minwax Special Walnut. I hope she likes them. Now I need to figure how I am going to install them in the tray ceiling.

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Old 07-28-2019, 09:20 AM   #33
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Wow. Great thread guys.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:59 AM   #34
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Really nice looking !
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Old 07-28-2019, 10:23 AM   #35
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WOW. That is awesome work.

I love my wife, but she is very hands off. It works for us though because I’m a control freak.
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Old 07-29-2019, 05:59 AM   #36
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The ceiling is 11ft in the master bedroom. With a little ingenuity I managed to get those beams installed yesterday.



I normally don’t impress myself but I think they
Look really nice, the pics don’t do them justice.




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Old 07-29-2019, 09:07 PM   #37
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Wow! Beautiful work!!
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Old 07-29-2019, 09:32 PM   #38
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Honestly, I donít know which I like more....the beams or the rig you built to hold them.


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Old 07-30-2019, 03:43 PM   #39
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Honestly, I donít know which I like more....the beams or the rig you built to hold them.


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Thanks again Bob. I have used that little lift for all kinds of projects. Here it is in use when I was fabricating the beams for the second floor.






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Old 07-31-2019, 10:55 AM   #40
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Nice work!
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:44 PM   #41
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Awesome work!

I wish you would have made a beam distressing video. You did a heck of a job.

What did you use for your nickel gap walls and ceilings?

I just did an accent wall in a spec house and 1x8x16' nickel gap MDF was $20 per board. The pine was $30 per board.
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