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Arts & Crafts Dining Room Set #21: Dry Fit!

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Blog entry by CaptainSkully posted 09-02-2010 04:21 PM 1557 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I found another day off, so I immediately ran out into the shop before I could get distracted. I was able to finish the joinery on the base ends. As with everything else in life, the relative ease of the BeadLock Pro has disadvantages in repeatable accuracy. I don’t know how or why, but I do eight mortises and they only come out within 1/16” of each other. This has caused a 1/8” difference between the mortises, pretty much ruining my reveal on the spindles. I’ll figure out a way to remedy this, but it’s a hassle. I still need to make the mortises for the stretchers, but other than finishing the parts, I’m almost ready for a glue up.

One thing I did figure out is that you need to glue the tenon stock into the ends of the aprons/stretchers to effect a dry fit (the spindles have old-fashioned integral tenons). This way the tenon stays put during assembly & disassembly. I’m thinking about refinishing the top, so that may affect what I do with the base.

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#1 posted 09-02-2010 09:25 PM

looking good cap

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#2 posted 09-03-2010 03:17 AM

sorry about the troubles…but I have to say the wood in that 2nd shot looks amazing…cant wait to see the next steps…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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