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  1. Plantation Shutters Part 7

    This weekend, I managed to make a lot of progress on the shutters. If I don't have too much homework next weekend, I will hopefully finish them up and prep them for Priming...

    First, I drilled the holes for the lovours. They were spaced 2 1/8" a part, leaving about 1/8" overlap on each lovour. I first laid out the holes. I found it easiest to measure 1 stile and then copy the measurements to the others since they should all be the same.

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  2. Plantation Shutters Part 6

    Domino Jointery Continued...


    Here are the rails and stiles all dry fitted together:

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  3. Plantation Shutters Part 5

    Once those cuts were made, I removed the rest of the material using a straight bit in the router table and cleaned up the little bit left with a sharp chisel.





    I then cleaned up the rails by first making an initial cust on the bandsaw and cleaned up the rest with a chisel.

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  4. Plantation Shutters Part 4

    Next, I set up a 1/4" roundover bit to add a profile to each stile. Here are the stiles after running them through the router:

    I then added a recess on the rails so that the shutters would close all the way. This was done using a 1/4" radius round nose bit.


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  5. Plantation Shutters Part 3

    It's been a long few months since I've updated this thread. I haven't had a whole lot of time to work on the shutters and when I have, I've often rushed something and made a mistake. Here is a rundown of everything done since my first post.

    The rails and stiles are being made from Poplar. Since they are 1 1/8" thick, I had to start with 8/4 poplar since I could not find reasonably price 5/4 or 6/4 poplar.

    First, I cut a bunch of blanks from the poplar, planed and ...
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