Custom Wood Furniture / handmade in Wichita, Kansas
I designed the TV stand with 3/4″ square corner recesses so that I could add decorative reeded molding.
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The first step is to lathe a cylinder to 1 and 5/8″ diameter and 21″ long with a bead on each end.
Next step was to set up the fluting jig and cut 24 flutes all the way around the cylinder. Notice you don’t have to smooth sand all the roughing gouge dings because the reeds are going to cut through them.
Now that the reeded cylinder is finished. The next step is to cut it into quarters. I made it 1 and 5/8″ so that I would have a extra 1/8″ for the blade as I cut it in quarters. This will give me 4 pieces that are 3/4″ that will fit in the cabinets corner recess. I installed a small circular saw blade on my table saw to achieve a small 1/8″ kerf. Companies make ” thin kerf table saw blades” for about 100.00 bucks. This Bosch blade costs about 15 bucks and works just as good as far as I’m concerned. I fasten the finished cylinder on a piece of MDF to make it safer as I push it through the first pass on the table saw.
The second picture shows it in half. The half pieces have a flat surface to run once more through the table saw.
Now all that’s left is to cut off the square ends at the outside of each end bead, then they are ready to install.
That was fun.