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Blog series by Holbs updated 12-16-2013 06:31 AM 2 parts 2690 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: First attempt at basic mortise and tenon

01-21-2013 12:13 AM by Holbs | 4 comments »

this is my first attempt at a beginner’s attempt mortise & tenon. some things i have learned that other beginner’s should be aware of. using a ruler & a pencil to make your markings is not too wise. if you are 1/16” off your markings,, things could get out of whack. i do plan to invest in a mortise marking gauge ASAP and then later on, make a couple of my own. the tenon: it seems i was about 5degrees off with my cutting stokes on the shoulders with my d...

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Part 2: dovetail 2 and 3

12-16-2013 06:31 AM by Holbs | 5 comments »

learning as i go. my sawing technique is 1/16th off: my forward stroke is not inline with my backward stroke. i also learned to mark the waste every time, after the first time. the first picture, i used knife walls. but not in the second. unsure why the knife walls didnt work out. i’ll learn eventually. anybody else get tennis elbow using dovetail saws and fret saws?

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