Saturday, June 6, 2009


The bustle pipe was built using 12  3/4" dowel sections.  Each dowel section was cut with 15 degree angles on each end.  Again, use the reference lines to make this process efficient and simple and allow for proper alignment later.   All the sections are the same size, which was established using the drawings.   When assembling the sections it is important to be able to apply consistent circular pressure on the sections to get good glue joints.  To facilitate this I used a circle cutter in the drill press to cut out the approximate diameter of the bustle pipe.  I went slightly larger figuring it would be easier to shim than to cut it larger if it was too small.  I used veneer tape as a shim and only needed two wraps.  

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