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First mortise and tenon construction #1: The coffee table

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Blog entry by RobNPHX posted 02-22-2017 02:48 PM 1673 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Traditional joinery inspired by the work of Roy Underhill and Paul Sellers. My first “real” project. Hand cut mortise and tenon. Narex motise chisels and Veritas carcass saws used.

-- "Love eachother, make something with your hands, and exalt the farmer" - Nick Offerman



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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 02-22-2017 04:08 PM

Very nice … now didn’t that  feel good? Did you turn the legs?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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RobNPHX

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#2 posted 02-22-2017 05:28 PM

Hi Ron, I did not turn the legs. I’ve been at the woodworking thing for a few months, and have not acquired a lathe.

-- "Love eachother, make something with your hands, and exalt the farmer" - Nick Offerman

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#3 posted 02-22-2017 06:17 PM

Well given you got your inspiration from Roy and Paul, maybe you’d consider a spring pole lathe (?) ...

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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RobNPHX

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#4 posted 02-24-2017 06:24 PM

I think that would be cool, but would take up a lot of space in my garage. I modern lathe is more conducive to space savings. Plus, I was going to join a local woodturner’s club. How what that look if I showed up with my pole lathe? LOL

-- "Love eachother, make something with your hands, and exalt the farmer" - Nick Offerman

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#5 posted 02-24-2017 07:53 PM

Very nice Ron, I’ve not yet tackled a table.

PS: I lived in Pheonix about 42 years ago… 16th St. and Camelback, behind what was then a Mel Clayton Ford.

-- Making sawdust in Bermuda. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!

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RobNPHX

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#6 posted 03-09-2017 12:11 AM

Have you been back to visit? The city has expanded so much it’s unbelievable.

-- "Love eachother, make something with your hands, and exalt the farmer" - Nick Offerman

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