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Joinery Bench #21: Drawbore pins made, spacer blocks installed, example of bad offset measurement, base complete

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 05-11-2018 04:21 AM 1501 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 20: all parts sanded, 3 coats shellac, corners broken, Lie-Nielsen dowel plate installed Part 21 of Joinery Bench series Part 22: Completed last couple steps »

With the use of my Lie-Nelson dowel plate, I hammered out 24 drawbore pins of 3 1/2” long at 3/8” round with 4 7” long ones for pinning dovetail corners. Tried the riving method as you can see with the left over waste.

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Installed 2 spacers in the mortise I made a error on. With tenon installed, now a nice tight fit.

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And this is what happens when you try different measurements when it comes to drawbore offset. I tried 1/8” and the wood told me NONO. Good thing this sits under the table unseen!

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Every joint has 2×3/8” pegs installed for a total of 24 pegs. I did not peg the 2 smaller stretchers between legs, just regular mortise and tenon.
I only had a metal hammer for a long time, as you can see the results of forgetting to use a scrap piece to knock things in place. Going to buy a 16oz soft faced mallet asap.

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The final result of the bottom base. Though still have to knock down the pegs. I’m happy I went with drawboring as it really really made everything snug and tight.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter



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Handtooler

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#1 posted 05-11-2018 05:29 AM

WQW! Very nice, and a wise choice to incorporate drawbor. Gonna last for several generations.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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#2 posted 05-11-2018 06:57 AM

This project is a test run, really, for a future Roubo build. Lots of mistakes in this thing I’m learning to overcome and to watch out for next time around. With all the errors in this build, I wouldn’t want it to be around for generations :)

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter

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