December 14, 2008

Filed under: Harbour

I am cutting chambers into all of the wood except the outside curly redwood. The balsa I bought had to be at least 3 1/2 x 5 x 9-6. I ended up getting some very heavy wood. These are wall hangers, so that doesn’t matter on the wall. However, super heavy boards are a hassle to shape.
I weighed one of the heavier pieces at 19.6 lbs. After chambering, it weighed 12.6 lbs.

Here owner of the board Todd, helps drill holes in all of the corners. I don’t own a Forstner bit that is 3 1/2″ long, so the holes must be drilled from both sides.

After the holes are drilled, I Skil Saw between the holes, but again from both sides.

The final cut is done with a sabre saw. I located a blade that is just long enough. This method is faster than trying to use only the sabre saw. Also, it tends to wander on the other side. I know, as I messed up one piece already.

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