I have my top glued up and still in the middle of the living room floor. My wife has been pretty patient about this, but I think it is wearing thin. She keeps telling me I’m going to way up to a bunch of smaller cutting boards if I don’t move it soon. Gotta get going!
I’ve got my legs sized and glued up and I’m ready to start cutting mortises. I took the day off from work so I could play a little tomorrow. Not had much time off here lately. All work makes Kelly stir crazy.
I’ve read Chris’ book on the workbench and I’ve developed my own drawing to go by, but I must say, I’ve not really had much practice at mortise and tenon joints, I have a couple of night stands that I made earlier on in my woodworking career that turned out so so. I noticed that Chris shows both the motise and the tenon at the same length/depth. I thought you needed to leave a little space in there, like maybe 1/16”? I bet its unspoken and I should know that!
I’ve wondered about the best way to attack the mortises. HMM what to do. SHould I make a template and use a bushing on my router and route them out, but I won’t be able to achieve the depth I need. I think I might be better off using a fostner bit and cleaning them up with a good sharp chisel….I could put them on my 3-in-1 milling machine…I think I’ll take fostner bits for $300 Alex.
Sorry to ramble guys, Just trying to think it through before I screw it up and see what kind of comments I get.
I’ll have more pictures later.
-- He who dies with the most tools wins!.....Just wait, I'm going to win!..ERR my wife will at least.