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Gable trim
« on: December 29, 2009, 06:54:48 PM »
I was going through some files and ran across a project I done for a 1920'ish home. It is a test design for a roof gable trim piece. Thought I would share.
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Maybe the audio won't deafen you, I lowered the volume to 10%. Video was taken with a phone, so it's not the best.
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Re: Gable trim
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009, 07:08:55 AM »
Thanks for sharing that Sam.
MDF ?
Do you recall what bit that is ?
Nice machine....commercial or home built ?
FAST !
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Re: Gable trim
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009, 08:28:34 AM »
DO you always cut MDF without dust collection? Or just for the video? ;)
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Re: Gable trim
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009, 04:27:24 PM »
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MDF ?
It's chip board or particleboard, or whatever cheap flooring material is called.
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Do you recall what bit that is ?
That is a .25-4 flute carbide bit. Didn't have a 2 flute.  :'(
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Thank you.
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commercial or home built ?
It's a home built. There's pics of it floating around the forums here somewhere. It's not the best in the world by far and has plenty of flaws, but it does what I need, and has a large enough capacity.
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Yeah, it moves along when it needs to. Kinda limited by the 1.5 hp router, though. The rigidity of the machine is not good enough at those speeds if I were to cut anything that needed an above average finish.
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DO you always cut MDF without dust collection?
 ;D I did cut some MDF for another trim piece for that same house. It left a fine powder on EVERYTHING!!. I definitely need to make up a dust shoe. Now I will have to clear out my shop this summer and clean everything. Fine sawdust is a mold magnet here, and that much dust is like an all you can eat buffet!
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Re: Gable trim
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009, 06:12:33 PM »
Sam,
Thanks for posting. Hope they keep it painted so your nice work has some longevity to it.
 
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Re: Gable trim
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2009, 07:59:28 PM »
That won't be the one they use. That was only to show the design. I ended up getting the trim job for the whole exterior of the house. Well, not the entire trim, but the fancy brackets and stuff. The final product will be MDF. If it's prepped well, with quality primer and paint, it should last a long while. I took some of the old, rotten, broken trim, and made versions that were fairly close to the originals. Here is a 3 piece bracket that I made, and it pretty much sold the deal. I didn't snap any pics of it, but I do have a rendering. The two outer pieces are painted differently than the center piece. When I go make some of the other pieces, I will hafta get some pics and video, and show the final product. Next year, when the house remodel is complete, I will get pics of the house with them installed.
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Re: Gable trim
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2009, 08:22:31 PM »
I see a lot of folks use Exteria, an exterior grade of MDF for signs and other outdoor stuff.
This looks to be a good application for it as well Sam.
Maybe you are familiar already.
http://www.extira.com/
Anxious to see the finished product.
Russ

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Re: Gable trim
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2009, 09:34:59 PM »
No, I'm not familiar with it. Thanks for the info! I looks like a 4' X 8' X 3/4 sells for about $50, v/s $25 for MDF. I have tried to find PVC or similar at a reasonable (dirt cheap :) ) price, but haven't had any luck as of yet. The homeowner requested standard MDF, and might go with pine, the last we spoke. Ultimately, it will be their decision, but I will advise to the treated MDF.  A plastic would be better in all aspects, from cutting, my health, weather, and beauty. Easy enough to clean up, too. I just haven't found a source.
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Re: Gable trim
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2009, 12:08:07 AM »
I built an exterior storefront from Extira about 7 years ago. Used about 15 sheets. It's in the same condition now as the day it got painted.

I've recently cut some parts from PVC sheet. A friend of mine that installs windows, uses it for trim, and gives me some scraps. The bad thing is that it's about $170 for a 4x10 sheet.
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