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Standing Desk of Cherry #2: Leg work..

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 06-29-2017 12:29 AM 735 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Start up Part 2 of Standing Desk of Cherry series Part 3: Back leg work, a glue up or two.. »

Ok, lunch is over….spent the afternoon doing mortises to match the tenons..

The “Usual Suspects” were found hiding in plain sight..

At least they won’t roll off onto the floor.

Clamped a leg blank to the bench, marked out where the mortise was needed. Chisels to chop it out…

Dry fit. I trimmed a little off the end of the tenon, too. Rotate the blank 90 degrees, chop out the next mortise, and do another dry fit…

Again, trim a little off the end of the tenon. Now I know where the outside corner is on this leg…grab the 45 and make a jig on the bench. ran the 45 along one face, turn the leg 90 degrees and do the 45 again..should look like this…

Dry fit the three parts..

Top of the leg is done, need a mortise for a stretcher, next…

About 5” up from the bottom of the leg. These go from the front leg to the rear leg. There will be a stretcher to connect them, later. Dry fit..

Again with the trim of the end. I had cut them at 3/4” long….should have been 5/8”, oh well. Details..

If you are standing beside the desk and look down, this is what you will see.
Got the other front leg all mortised up. Decided to see how much of a bear this will be to glue and clamp up..

“Bear” does not even begin to describe it…..Maybe tomorrow, after I mortise the back legs, I can do a glue up of the end pieces, then assemble the rest together

All this is for, is a base unit for Rachel’s Standing Desk. Underhill made his out of Pine….maybe this “Good” wood will be better? Cussing has started, will need a few “Fingers”..

And rest up for tonight. Tomorrow might be an “interesting” day…stay tuned…

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