Two good days in the wood shop.
Sadly, the night stand plans call for a pretty big chunk to be taken out of the top of two of the 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” square legs. TWICE, this has caused the wood to split when tapping in a well-fitting tenon. I’ve had to re-make the legs, re-cut the mortises, re-do the chamfers, etc.
I’m moving forward, this time, under the assumption that it won’t create a strength problem.
So … here’s where I am.
In this pic, you can just see the chunk … in the insides of the front legs … right at the top.
This M&T is much tighter than the picture (taken at a pretty steep angle) makes it look….
Sadly, this one … isn’t ;-)
The great news is … that I’ve learned a LOT along the way, meaning that—if I CAN remember all that I’ve learned—SWMBOs night stand will be much better than mine. My primary goal will be to get those through tenons to fit much more cleanly, filling up the mortises much better than this one.
Of course, I now have a tenoning jig, so I expect the tenons will have a better shape, on the next one.
There really isn’t any bad news. This is a laborious process for me. The last two days were my longest shop days, meaning … I’ll pay the price ;-) ... but … they were great days. I think the hard part, on Night Stand #1, is finished (fool, I am!).
By the way … for anybody who ever gave me grief about how clean my shop was?? Uh … not any more ;-)
-- -- Neil