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Offline lnagel

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Fixed Louvered Shutter question/problem
« on: November 27, 2007, 07:45 PM »
I am in the beginning process of making some fixed louvered shutters for around my house.  I would like to make perhaps 10-12.  Perhaps someone can shed some light on a problem I am having with the fixed louvered shutters.  The mortices don't seem to line up evenly.  As a matter of fact, I am finding that the first mortice I make on each stile, putting them side by side and measuring the mortices in relation to each other, they seem to be off a bit.  Perhaps 1/10? off.  I checked if the placement pins were equal distance from the edge of the Domino and they seem to be OK.  .  In order to line the first mortices up on each stile, I put a stop block for the pin, making sure it was the same distance for each stile.  Have tried to do this a number of times and I am still having a problem.  I am using a 6mm bit on the domino and the narrowest setting for the mortice.  My idea is to use a louver approximately an inch wide, and 1/4" thick.  In order to get the louvers to fit into the mortice, I plan on notching the louvers on my router.  I have tried this and it works perfectly.  I then plan on planing each stile so that it is just about even with the louver.  This will give me a stile slightly more than 5/8" thick.  I like oak and will probably be using that for the entire project.
I hope someone out there can shed some light on this.


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Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: Fixed Louvered Shutter question/problem
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2007, 08:23 PM »
If I understand the question, the problem is with the first mortise in each stile to match? Not is the following mortises, meaning the spacing between each mortise?

  If I have time tonight I'll make a sketchUp drawing of the jig I used for the spacing instead of the domino tenon cut in half.
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Offline lnagel

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Re: Fixed Louvered Shutter question/problem
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2007, 08:30 PM »
Some of the spaces between the following mortices seem to be a bit off also, even though I have been extremely careful to get it dead on.

Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: Fixed Louvered Shutter question/problem
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2007, 10:05 PM »
  Sorry for the delay. To solve your first issue, leave yourself a little extra length so you can trim the ends to have the same distance from the first mortise to the end of the stiles. I used a jig to help keep the spacing between the mortises the same, instead of using the Domino tenon cut in half. Attached are drawings of the jig. I cut the mortise in the jig first, they at the chop saw trimed the edge of the that the base indexs off of until the spacing is right.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2007, 10:08 PM by Brice Burrell »
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Offline Bacchus6015

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Re: Fixed Louvered Shutter question/problem
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2008, 06:21 PM »
Brice,

Your Domino jig was very helpful this week.  I took a job making some small louvered coveres for some transom windows to block sunlight.  I became frustrated trying to cut angled slots across the styles for the louvers and went to look for a way to make the louvered transom covers with the domino. I used your jig and added a fence on the second side and a stop to center the domino in the style.  After determining how to get the first mortise in the right spot everything was a breeze especially the part where you say to cut the mortises on one end deep and insert the slats after the frame is assembled.

Thanks so much!

Joe in New Orleans

I have pictures but don't know how to insert them.



Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: Fixed Louvered Shutter question/problem
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2008, 06:54 PM »
  Joe, we love pictures on this forum, so here's a link to all the info you need to know about posting pictures. Photo tutorial. I'm glad the jig worded well for you, looking forward to the pictures. 
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Offline Bacchus6015

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Re: Fixed Louvered Shutter question/problem
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2008, 12:17 PM »
Brice,

I sent the pictures to your business email address and you can post them if you think they would add value to this thread.

Thanks again for sharing your knowledge and diagrams they really helped me out.

Joe in New Orleans

Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: Fixed Louvered Shutter question/problem
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2008, 06:01 PM »
Here are Joe's pictures.
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Offline johnesher

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Re: Fixed Louvered Shutter question/problem
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2017, 01:39 PM »
I realize this thread is ten years old, but I was trying to get a closer look at the photos. Is there anyway to get access to them?

Offline Bacchus6015

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Re: Fixed Louvered Shutter question/problem
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2017, 02:28 PM »
John,
Send me an email to Joe in no @ me . com and I will send you copies of the photos. 

Joe in New Orleans