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 Post subject: Bridge Making
PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:41 am 
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First name: Ken
Last Name: Lewis
City: Mt. Pearl
State: NL
Country: Canada
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I constructed a few bridges recently. While at it took a few pictures of my process.
Nothing fancy, mostly router work but you end up with a decent looking bridge that
you can design to your own tastes. Most of my building process is based on my readings
right here on the OLF. So if you see anything that looks familiar (ie. your work) I thank
you.


The blank is first pattern routed like so.
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The blank is then placed on the carrier, work board. note wedge and cardboard shim.
The various opperations are then executed by inserting the respective patterns into the jig.
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Routing saddle slot
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Pattern routing the back profile.
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Drilling the pin holes
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 Post subject: Re: Bridge Making
PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:51 am 
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The bridges ready for their wings
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Sanding the wing profile
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Champhered, slotted and buffed
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 Post subject: Re: Bridge Making
PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:54 am 
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First name: John
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Zip/Postal Code: 98177
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Thanks for posting, that is a clever use of jigs.

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 Post subject: Re: Bridge Making
PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:20 am 
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First name: Alex
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Nice process, Ken! When you have a design that you like, that's a great way to go, and easy enough if you have several different bridges.

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 Post subject: Re: Bridge Making
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:29 am 
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Cool system, thanks for posting. Gives me something to think about for hoe I make my bridges.

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