I finished off the body of the “Gamble House Inglenook Sconce” today. I have to make the “lid” or “roof” still, and I have no idea how to do that. Anyone have any suggestions? I can bandsaw it close, but I only have a 1″ wide re-saw blade for my bandsaw. I could order a 1/2″ or 3/8″ blade I guess, but it will take a week or two to mail order a custom length blade (I have a WWII era DoAll bandsaw, they don’t have these blades at the local woodcraft store).
The top piece is about 7.5″ wide, so I can probably get the cut close enough that I can then sand it into submission from there. I don’t see another practical way to do it. Maybe you could hog out the material using a dado head going across the grain, and just take stepped cuts at the ends.