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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Front Deck

Today I started some initial work on the front deck.   My focus was the panel support angle.  This is a bunch of work and is actually pretty cool when it is done, but there is no way I can think of to make this an easy piece of work.  First I cut the angle, which by the way the plans indicate are "scale", but they aren't..  You need to be careful there.   So I measured the angle and cut it to length.  Then measured each scallop and drilled a 1/8" hole through the angle.  Measured exactly 1/4 inch on the edge centered on the hole which made for a 15 degree scallop.  You can see the holes and my tick marks for the angles in the first pic.  Then I used my articulating mitre saw at 7.5degrees to cut down the edge of the angle to the hole.  I did this for all the holes, then flipped it and did the other side.  It came out pretty clean and will need a bit of deburring, but all in all it worked great..   Drilled it to the panel and it turned out pretty darn good.  

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