Well, it is time to move on, I have cut the legs and the mortises in them. I used 1/4 inch wide mortises for 3/4 inch wide stock but almost wish I’d used 3/8 inch wide ones. I’d appriciate it if everyone would chime in here and tell me what width they typically use. Here is a pic, I glued them up out of 4/4 stock and then milled to size, the color match could have been better though.
Moving on to the tenons I was concerned that the Forrest WWII blade would not give good results if I nibbled away at the tenons and I was also concerned with the cheap Craftsman dado set I have so I decided to build a jig to cut smooth tenon shoulders. After looking around I decided to build the one on the “Plans Now” website, I built it to spec with the exception that I used UHMW plastic for the miter slot runners and decided against using a loose clamp to hold the workpiece. Instead I am going to install a toggle clamp as soon as I get one. Here is a pic less the toggle clamp.
As soon as I recover from my goof up I’ll get the tenons cut for the rails. Oh, I know you are dying to see my fingers so here they are. Graphic though they may be…..
-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!