Saturday, July 18, 2009

Cut Pocket Protectors

Today I spent a lot of time trying to decide what to work on. Before I knew it, the day was almost over, so I picked something simple, the small MDF inserts that line the pockets in the legs for the under shoulder details. I've dubbed these "pocket protectors."

Time to pull the masking tape from the arm pits. They had been masked so that I'd be gluing the MDF straight to the wood rather than to primer.

Each pocket gets four segments of MDF, so 4 pockets x 4 segments per pocket = 16 segments to cut. Three of the four segments are cut 90 degrees on one end and 45 degrees on the other. The last one has 45 degree cuts on both ends. The 45 cuts help the pieces to fit against the curves in the pockets themselves.

The segments vary in length, from 3/8" at the shortest, to 1-7/8" at the longest.

All done with the cutting.

Here is a loose fit. The end pieces are intentionally cut long, and they will be sanded down flush with the rest of the leg. Then, a little filler to fill tiny gaps and it will be done.

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