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Taliesin Desk Build - How's and Why's #7: Mortises Three Ways

08-21-2016 01:41 PM by EarlS | 0 comments »

As I mentioned in the last entry I broke the mortising into 3 groups. The big mortises were made using templates and a router. Most of the smaller mortises were ¾” which were made using a ¾” Forstner bit and squaring up the holes with a corner chisel. Some what tedious, but a sharp chisel makes quick work of it. Any square holes that were ½” or smaller were made with a mortising attachment on my drill press. There are some serious shortcomings in the Delta Mortising attachment used with the Delta Drill press. Most of them relate to the sloppy 12” Delta Drill press. The most significant is the amount of vertical deflection in the drill press shaft t...

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