Building a Chevalet de Marqueterie #5: double tenon

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Blog entry by JeremyPringle posted 12-09-2013 04:00 AM 1646 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I only had a little bit of time today, but I got done what I wanted…

First… I swept up and vacuumed

Marked out the mortises

Then I used brace and bit to clean out most of the waste and then to the chisels

Mark out the tenons

Cut the tenons… wait… how do I chop out the waste in the center?

I called down my son.. Darth Lachlan who was in the middle of a Sith birthday party. He used the force for me and cleaned out the waste..

But some times the large shoulder plane is still not large enough. They need to make an XL shoulder plane.

Overall, fit together pretty nice. If you notice the tenons don’t come all the way flush with the bottom. I am going to cut a section of the bottom so it only rests on the floor at the two ends.

Then I swept and vacuumed again to get ready for tomorrow… yup, tomorrow… I have the next 4 days off work.

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#1 posted 12-09-2013 04:18 AM

I guess a couple of Lumberjocks wise cracking about the shavings in your shop have got you sweeping up twice a day! You’re coming along. Good luck these next few days.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#2 posted 12-09-2013 04:22 AM

That’s coming along well Jeremy but what’s all this tidiness?
Have you run out of bags of prop shavings?
Pardon my French but a bandsaw takes out that middle section in less than a minute.
........ I know …. I’m bad. ...:-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 12-09-2013 04:48 AM

There is actually a method to my madness when it comes to cleaning my shop. If it is shavings from my planes, I let them go and will not sweep or clean until they actually get in the way of what I am doing. However, when I am sawing and chiseling, they make chunks and dust, I don’t like leaving the chunks on the floor because they get annoying to walk on, and I hate saw dust around, so I generally clean those up before moving to the next operation.

I dont have a set up band saw at home, so I would have to go to a friends shop to do it. Which I might end up doing anyways.

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#4 posted 12-09-2013 03:04 PM

The easier way to get rid of the waste is to drill a hole at the end of the pieces between the tenons and then bandsaw or handsaw the rest up to the holes and chisel to clean up.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 12-09-2013 05:00 PM

Mike, that’s exactly what I did. I used the brace drilled a hole right on the scribe line, and then just cleaned up with a chisel.

And I just got home from ‘visiting’ my friend.. hee hee.

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#6 posted 12-10-2013 04:32 AM

Take you time building this tool this wonderful tool but take the advise offered by the once that have done this .

-- Kiefer

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