I’ve been saying I would post pics on the nightstand progress for a while so I thought I would actually do what I said. The nightstands are progressing nicely. These pics aren’t really exciting though but its a work in progress. The legs are hard maple and the rest is cherry. THe panels are more of a Red cherry and the top and drawer fronts when finished will be curly cherry.
The legs. On the 4th leg from the left I had to use maple wood filler half way up after partially drilling a mortise in the wrong location. The double mortises are 1/4” and the apron mortises are 3/8”. I still need to cut them to correct length, cut the curves in the sides, and cut a dovetail opening on tops.
Bottom aprons. The tenons were all done on the bandsaw with stop blocks. Much easier to do than relying on my inaccurate fence and table saw, even with the tenon jig I made. I still need to template and create the curve in the bottom of them and groove the top of them 3/8”
Top aprons. Still need groove in bottom for panels.
the front blades. These still need the double tenons and the top ones need dovetails.
My favorite and most used tool in the shop. Its ooooold. Stanley No. 7 with hock blade and chipbreaker. All original japanning. Tote is replaced but isn’t the correct one for it. Also in pic is newer No.5 from the 50’s I think also with hock blade and chipbreaker.
These are the original side and back panel of one nightstand but decided 12 1/2” between the legs was too small ;) so I decided to do bookmatched panels at 17”
Bookmatched panels for the sides of one nightstand. These still need to be flattened and I still have another pair and backs to do.
Odd small scraps from cuts. What should I do with all these uniformly cut tenon shoulders and cheeks from the bandsaw? Hmmm. Suggestions?
Thanks for looking.
-- - Eric Noblesville, IN