HowTo Making a Lattice Panel

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The trick to making all tire pieces for the lattice panels is to start with several wide blanks, as shown on the right. This way, you can cut the notches for the lap joints all at once and know they'll all be lined up when you assemble the lattice. -Then the strips can be ripped to width to fit the notches.

CUTTING DADOES. To start off, you're really just cu tting a series of dadoes in wide blanks. The trick is to lay them out accurately. 1 found it easier to mark the dado location on the edge of tire blank. Then I could align the marks with the dado blade to cut the dadoes in a couple of passes.

SETTING UP THE CUT. I used a %" dado blade in my saw to cut all the joints for the lattice. But to get the right blade height, I used a scrap piece that was tire same thickness as my blank. I adjusted the blade height to cut to the center of the thickness of the test piece.

START ON THE ENDS. To start things off, I cut the lap joints on die ends of the blanks first, using die rip fence as a guide. Then I flipped the blank end-for-end and made the same cut. Now you can move the fence to line up for die dadoes.

TWO PASSIS. Looking at the drawings on Ore right, you can see how I aligned my layout marks with the dado blade. Then I used a spacer at the end of the blank against the rip fence to "nudge" the piece over

NOTE:

Use two or more blanks to get the number ofstrips you need

Horizontal

Vertical

,-—Alignment mark on J fence

Auxiliary miter gauge fence

Auxiliary fence

Waste

Waste

Align for the First Pass. Use your layout lines to line up the dado blade to make the first pass for cutting the dado.

Starting at the Ends. Use the hp fence as a guide to cut the lap joints on the ends of the blanks with a dado blade.

Rip fence spacer NOTE: Use spacer to align dado blade for final dado width

NOTE:

End lattice strips are IVz'wide. Remaining strips are 1" wide

Rip to Width. Rip the workpieces to width to make the second cut. Lastly, you add a % "spacer against the rip fence to move from the blank. Aim for a snug fit in the cor-can rip the pieces to width. the blank over, then make a second pass. responding pieces that make up the panel

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