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    Default Homemade narrow endbars


    This is 2x10x8's planed down to 1 1/4" and cut to 6 1/4" pieces.






    On the left is a normal (W.T. Kelley) endbar, On the right is a narrow endbar with the lower section thinned down. I also intend to thin down the topbars...
    Last edited by BeeCurious; 12-17-2012 at 04:00 PM. Reason: correction
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    Default Re: Homemade narrow endbars

    Nice,

    I set up a little jig on the chop saw and just trim both of the edges a 16th. Keeps them self-spacing, but 1.24" on center. Hmm. That reminds me... That's another thing I need to do this winter. I just got another 250 new deep frames...

    See that? Winter just got even shorter.

    ps - awesome stock you've used in that example... nice and straight grain... sweet.

    Adam

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    Default Re: Homemade narrow endbars

    Wow, I like how you made your endbars. I had never thought of doing it that way. Thanks for the pics; good job.

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    Default Re: Homemade narrow endbars

    Quote Originally Posted by westernbeekeeper View Post
    Wow, I like how you made your endbars. I had never thought of doing it that way. Thanks for the pics; good job.
    Thanks, it's the best I could do with a $99 Ryobi saw and a non-recommended dado set...
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    Default Re: Homemade narrow endbars

    Quote Originally Posted by BeeCurious View Post
    Thanks, it's the best I could do with a $99 Ryobi saw and a non-recommended dado set...
    Well, I have an excellent router that I am still learning to use and a decent table saw, so I'd love to give it a try. Thanks again!

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    Default Re: Homemade narrow endbars

    I make my end bars the same way, but reduce my top dado down to 3/4" and use a 5/8" dado for a solid bottom bar of the same width. I use a jointer to trim down the sides on the lower half of the end bars, which I found to be way faster and safer.

    Top bars are 3/4" tall with a 15/16" width. This allows for a 5/16" bee space between bars, which I have found works good.

    Don

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    Default Re: Homemade narrow endbars

    Quote Originally Posted by D Semple View Post
    I use a jointer to trim down the sides on the lower half of the end bars, which I found to be way faster and safer.
    Certainly much much safer...
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    Default Re: Homemade narrow endbars

    Quote Originally Posted by D Semple View Post
    I use a jointer to trim down the sides on the lower half of the end bars, which I found to be way faster and safer.
    Thats the way its done!

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