These are by far the largest, most difficult mortise and tenon joints I’ve ever attempted. 1” wide by 5” long, through 3-1/2” thick maple. After marking them out, I used a 1” forstener bit to hog out most of the mater...
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Location: Pittsburgh, PA
I am currently in my 10th year as a Tech Ed Teacher at Highlands High School (North of Pittsburgh). I am always looking to challenge my skills by learning new techniques and applying them to create new projects for my classes. Although teaching wood shop was my first passion, I have also taken a liking to teaching drafting and graphic design.
I got into woodworking in the 8th grade, and took every shop class that was offered in my high school. It only seemed fitting that I would go on to college, and then back to high school to do what I love (this time on the other side).
-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails
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|commented on||my freaking equilateral bench #3: Tge procedure||05-02-2016 09:54 AM|
|commented on||Phase 3||05-02-2016 09:51 AM|
|commented on||Cornhole boards #4: Sanding the cornhole boards||05-02-2016 09:49 AM|
|commented on||cornhole boards #2: Preparing||05-02-2016 09:47 AM|
|commented on||Stickley night stand #2: Stickley stand 4||05-02-2016 09:41 AM|
|commented on||Tool Box #4: Doors||05-02-2016 09:37 AM|
|commented on||Coffee table #3: Progre 4||05-02-2016 09:33 AM|
|added blog entry||Stickley No. 622 Trestle Table #4: Large mortise and tenon leg joinery||05-01-2016 10:12 PM|
|commented on||Shoe rack #2: Wood work||04-23-2016 01:13 PM|
|commented on||Stickley Nightstand #3: Complete legs||04-22-2016 10:18 AM|
|commented on||Glass table #3: Messed up||04-22-2016 10:15 AM|
|added blog entry||Stickley No. 622 Trestle Table #3: Leg and support joinery||04-21-2016 04:29 PM|
|commented on||Wall Shelf||04-20-2016 03:16 PM|
|commented on||Glass table #1: Part 1||04-11-2016 11:16 PM|
|posted review||Great book for ideas & inspiration||04-11-2016 10:43 PM|
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After fixing the holes in the legs, it was time to square up the top supports and begin on the large motise and tenon joints on the underbracing. I started by finding the center of the supports and measuring out from there: After that, I ...
One of the bad things about using reclaimed lumber is working around all of the imperfections. The piece that I was working with has lots of holes from where it assembled to the back splash, so I decided to plug them with dowels and plugs. ...
I am going to start construction of a new Dining Room table using plans from this book that I recently purchased. I bought this book for my students to use hoping it would have lots of reference images and different projects to select from,...
So just when you thought you might see what the final product looks like, I am going to fade the screen to black, just like the last episode of the Sopranos. Unfortunately, as I mentioned in my first post under this blog, I donated this to a ch...