This will be a quick entry. Cutting some straight tenons is a breeze. Well, not any more as we shall see.
First I did the shoulder cut on all 4 sides:
Then back to the tenoning jig. No problem.
Then to the band saw to trim the ends to the shoulder. Couldn’t be simpler.
Simple as pie until you screw things up. I got complacent going so simple a job and made 2 mistakes.
On the same part no less. One on each end!
Here I started to make a cut and realized that it wasn’t right. The fix is easy though. Just take a piece of cut off material from the cheek cuts and glue it in. I just cut it correctly after the glue dried.
Same thing here except I didn’t realize it until I had finished the cut. Luckily it was just as simple to fix. I just glued another piece of cut off material and cut it again.
This just goes to show you that you have to pay attention even on the simplest of tasks.
I’ll never do that again. Yea, right. In my dreams!
In the next blog I’ll finish up these aprons finally.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX