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Re: Mantles
« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2019, 07:42:55 PM »
Some more distressed mantles. Rob

 

 

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2019, 09:04:05 PM »
i assume all your mantles are hollow?, if so, great job disguising.  i like the metal band with bolts.  I assume that is fairly light metal and round head nails?  and is the metal chemically foe aged?  other than these, I have no further questions.
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Re: Mantles
« Reply #42 on: April 15, 2019, 09:24:44 PM »
Is the end of the mantle just a board that has been distressed too look like check cracked end grain?
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Re: Mantles
« Reply #43 on: April 15, 2019, 09:34:11 PM »
How are the free hanging mantles hung?
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« Reply #44 on: April 15, 2019, 10:28:58 PM »
I use partially subset 1/8 inch hot rolled steel on most projects .To me the subsetting shows craftsmanship and looks really cool. Sometimes copper, both chemically treated for effect.Metal should be smaller than the project perimeter with hidden or no seam.......This takes some thought. ;D The ends are "plugs' of selected cookies from my cookie" library' trying to match grain patterns of the other three boards. What does not match , I augment and blend with small tooling to make it look like one piece. All of the hollow mantles are hung on a "plug" that looks like a naked airplane wing...a spar and ribs .Here we are "cooking " some metal banding. Kids don't try this at home :D

The subset dado "channel" that the steel sits in. This is another project, but you get the idea.

 

 
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« Reply #45 on: April 15, 2019, 10:52:32 PM »
How are the free hanging mantles hung?
Yeah, that is the question I was too embarrassed to ask. I have a brick flat faced fireplace (with a woodstove insert) and with all the milling I am working on and the logs and oddball mistakes that could make a nice mantle but a lousy column, I am ashamed to not have something in the works. How to you mount these things. Plus, I have some really nice mantle clocks looking for a proper home.
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Re: Mantles
« Reply #46 on: April 16, 2019, 07:25:12 AM »
Tule peak your work still amazes me. I am still planning on taking up residence in the corner of your shop one day.

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« Reply #47 on: April 16, 2019, 08:59:39 AM »
I guess you need to franchise, and teach your methods!  How bout the bolt heads,  super cool.  I have made a few foe beams for a desk I made, nothing on this level.
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