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Octagonal column prototype – day 2

Well, the glue is cured so I removed the tape today.

Removing the tape

Removing the tape

The naked column

The naked column

There was a fair bit of glue squeeze-out so I took my block plane to it.

Planing off some of the glue

Planing off some of the glue

Once I planed off the chunks of glue, I sanded it down with my random orbital finish sander. I was careful to preserve the sharp edges at the joints. so there will be no gap when I attach the walnut beading.

Sanding it down

Sanding it down

 

Ripping some walnut

Ripping some walnut

To create the walnut beading, I pulled some 1″ walnut from my scrap pile and cut it down to 7/8″ square, then took it over to my planer to finish it out at 3/4″.

Planing it down to 3/4"

Planing it down to 3/4″

 

Rounding side one

Rounding side one

Next, I carried my new pile of sticks over to my router table and set up my 3/8″ round-over bit. I ran each stick through twice to create a full round on one side.

Rounding side two

Rounding side two

I took off any burn marks or high spots with the sander.

Sanding the trim pieces

Sanding the trim pieces

 

Mitering to 22.5 degrees

Mitering to 22.5 degrees

Next, I set my miter saw to 22.5 degrees and cut my first piece of beading. I also took a moment to mark a line all the way around the column about 1.5″ from each end.

Marking the column

Marking the column

 

Glueing and pinning the trim on

Glueing and pinning the trim on

I attached the trim pieces with glue and my pin nailer. I carefully marked and cut each piece of trim one at a time.

Pinning the last piece

Pinning the last piece

It took a while, but turned out nice. It was exactly the accent I was looking for.

Both ends done

Both ends done

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