Squaring up the through mortises and mortise cam.

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Blog entry by John posted 05-04-2009 05:17 PM 2590 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello LJ’s,

Got to spend a little time in the shop yesterday. I finished routing out all the mortises and squared up the through mortises. I have a block of maple laying around that I use as a guide for square chiseling. I ran the maple block over the jointer to get a 90 degree corner and clamped it to the work piece.

I used the side walls of the mortise to register the chisel and rotated the chisel handle up to score the face of work.

Next I chiseled straight down using the maple block as a guide.

Mortise cam.

That funky music in the background is a live recording of Medeski, Martin and Wood.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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#1 posted 05-04-2009 05:22 PM

Good demo. that’s funky alright

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 05-05-2009 02:46 AM

that music woke my dog up and ran over to see what was going on, lol nice video

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#3 posted 05-05-2009 05:25 AM

No need to apologize for the music (ggg). You ought to hear what I listen to.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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