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Morris Chair Project! #4: Cutting the mortises!

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Blog entry by Beginningwoodworker posted 1462 days ago 1197 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made some progress on the mortises but I hit a few road blocks, I been trying to cut a 3/4’’ mortise with 3/8’’ mortise chisel, I did it in two passes.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker



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lew

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#1 posted 1462 days ago

CJ,

Lookin’ Good!

I think it is probably easier on your mortiser to use a smaller bit/chisel combination and make more passes.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#2 posted 1462 days ago

Maybe but its hard to get good wide mortises with a smaller bit/chisel combination.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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heller

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#3 posted 1462 days ago

Even with the smaller chisel there looking good.

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webwood

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#4 posted 1462 days ago

go man go

-- -erik & christy-

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NBeener

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#5 posted 1462 days ago

I had to do the same thing, for my night stands, Charles—two passes @ 3/8” each.

Actually, I think yours came out really nicely !

Did you remember to leave them a 16th inch, or so, too deep … to leave some space for glue ?

Nice job !

-- -- Neil

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matt garcia

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#6 posted 1462 days ago

Nice work!! Remember, it is what it looks like when you’re done that’s important.

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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patron

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#7 posted 1462 days ago

well done , charles .
now you are into the build .

looks good !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 1462 days ago

Yes I did Neil!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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jack1

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#9 posted 1462 days ago

beats a hammer and chisel… lookin good

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Beginningwoodworker

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#10 posted 1458 days ago

Yes it does!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#11 posted 1458 days ago

Good start Charles this should turn out great.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Roz

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#12 posted 1456 days ago

Good start B. Have you cut any Tennons yet? How do they fit? What type of glue are you going to use?
Looking good.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#13 posted 1456 days ago

I started on the tenons today, I am using yellow wood glue.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#14 posted 1410 days ago

Reading up- Beats my mortices, I have to use the drill press and hand chisel everything out!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#15 posted 1409 days ago

That will work to, Bob.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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