Making a bracket

I had to make some copies of existing brackets that were damaged on a historic home in the Irish Chanel in New Orleans. I made them out of spanish cedar to resist moisture and cut them out on a scroll saw.

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L'original.

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The black stripes help me remember what is to be cut out.

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scroll saws are perfect for bracket work because, unlike a band saw, you can detach the blade and thread it thru a hole to make isolated cuts in the center of a block.

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once you have a good drawing to work from, all you need is transfer paper to copy the design onto wood.

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The cutoffs all look like sea serpents to me.

I made three. Important that they all match!

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Filed under Millwork, preservation, Presetvation resource center

One response to “Making a bracket

  1. Homero

    Beautiful work!

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