My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #3: Back on Track

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Blog entry by Don posted 11-22-2010 04:55 AM 2801 reads 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well I’m back on track after last weeks screw up with the tenons. I’ve got them all fixed and fitting properly now. I’m relearning a lot more than I expected with the mortise and tenons. I’ve done them before but it’s been about 20 years and I forgot a lot more than I realized.

I finished cutting the cloud lifts on the legs and got all the parts for the base to a point where I was able to start dry fitting them. Now I mostly just have a lot of sanding and I’ll be able to start glueing these up.

I also had to build 2 more jigs. On the jig I built for cutting the bottom of the rails I used a solid piece of wood rather than screws to hold the rail in place like Darrell shows in his article. Now I know why he did it that way. The same jig needs to be used to cut the much wider side panels also. Insted of fixing the other jig I just used it as a template to cut a second one. I also completlely forgot a bout a jig for the cloud lift detail on the bottom of the legs. I started on it a couple of weeks ago and finished it up today. It’s a bit different than Darrells but it does the job.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#1 posted 11-22-2010 05:26 AM

Looks like you got it all figured out they are looking good. Enjoy the sanding.

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#2 posted 11-22-2010 07:00 AM

Looks like a good start on a nice G&G project. Your workbench looks like a twin of mine

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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