Crib #4: Templates and Spindles cut

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Blog entry by Ivan posted 02-08-2012 05:01 PM 1246 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was able to get my templates finished and ran the arch over the top of the back cut, note to self: use a spiral cut bit next time. Luckily I had given myself an extra 1/8” and will be able to plane down the chips and tearout.

Here is a picture of how I plan on getting mortises cut perpendicular and square with the arched top. Held by pocket screws at the ends where I will be cutting the Tenons.

Here you can see the spindles all jointed, planed and trimmed to width. I initially made only 44 then realized I need 52, so I had to find a few more pieces. Looks like I’ll be displaying the myriad of colors that Mahogany contains.

I also laid out the location of the mortises on the back rails and jointed and planed the rails for the sides and front.

You can also see my initial mockup of the jig I plan on using for the tenons on the back rails, since they are not straight on both sides and I don’t want to mess around with such large pieces on the TS, I figured I could make a collar and use the router for cutting the tenons.

-- "Do it right the first time, you'll just kick yourself later..."

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