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Roubo #9: Mortise City

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Blog entry by Jon3 posted 1966 days ago 945 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: End Caps, Vise fitting Part 9 of Roubo series Part 10: Fitting and preparing to drawbore! »

Managed to squeeze out some time after work the last few nights to get the mortises for the short stretchers out of the way.

I measured up my tenons, and trimmed them very square. My theory on M&T joinery is the only time you’re allowed to touch your tenons is BEFORE you even mark your mortises. So far, this rule has served me very well.

Once they’re all square, I mic’d them out to the nearest large forstner bit I have.

Then rough out the waste.

Then I grab my 3/8ths LN mortise chisel, and a nice wide 3/4 bevel edge chisel, and true up the corners.

First joint, nice and snug!

And with a second joint, the first mockup.

And the most important part, nice and square!

Long stretcher mortises later this week, time allowing.



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lew

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#1 posted 1966 days ago

Nice Fitting Joints!!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 1966 days ago

Those do look good.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 1965 days ago

Nice work, should be very stable and strong.

-- Hope Never fails

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#4 posted 1965 days ago

Truly inspiring! I have told you I really want to build one of these for my shop?

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#5 posted 1945 days ago

nicely doneā€¦…....

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