Started making a clock case today:
That's the prototype, now I'm doing the real case - Stickley repro,
brown oak. The bezel around the display is a piece of hammered
copper, with a glazed window. To finish the wooden edge, I ran a 1/4"
roundover bit round it.
Which set me thinking - did Stickley or any others of the Craftsman /
A&C movement use routers /
shapers ? Did they use roundover bits ?
Should I have gone with a chamfer instead ?
Gimson is well known for his chamfers, and the signature way he
chamfered an inside corner. Although hand-cut with a moulding plane,
these have the same "failing to cut right into the corner" effect that
you get with a bearing guided chamfer cutter.
Is it unreasonable to worry about the details of chamfering, when I'm
building a 1900 repro-style digital clock ? Even though it is using
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