Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'mortise tenon'

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Kitchen Island #1: Seeking Lumberjocks advice on joinery within custom-designed kitchen island

08-15-2015 05:58 PM by GJK | 1 comment »

My custom-made western red cedar fence is done and so is the kitchen rehab, including cherry cabinets and a matching cherry ladder system I designed and purchased from an old-line rolling ladder maker in NYC for reaching the tallest cabinets near the 10’ ceiling: After cutting through walls to open up space above doors and changing all door trim to 8’ high trim, I had two glass workers (an experienced gent in Alabama and a lady in Telluride CO) each make two transom ...

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Japanese Tool Box #3: Dry Fit & Glue-Up (Sides Only)

04-08-2015 05:25 AM by ruddhess | 2 comments »

Got all the joints dabbed up with glue and the clamps on. After it dries and I take the clamps off, I will examine the joints and see if any need to be filled with a little bit of epoxy I guess. One corner has some pretty big gaps all the way around it looks like. I am pleased that the box came out relatively square (only 1/8” out of square). Some people might say that is a lot, but I didn’t do anything to try and keep it square, it just came out th...

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Japanese Tool Box #2: Finishing Cutting Mortises

04-08-2015 05:15 AM by ruddhess | 2 comments »

At this point I am cutting the mortises from both sides with hammer & chisel – not using the 3/4” forstner bit. This is the first one. Two done, six to go. Pictures: One thing I discovered during this experiment: the mortises on the first board that I cut using the 3/4” forstner bit were a tighter fit for some reason. The second board mortises were all done with hammer & chisel and came out a bit oversized ...

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Twin Tenon Arts and Crafts Dining Table #1: Frame components and tabletop

08-22-2012 06:09 PM by pintodeluxe | 2 comments »

I wanted to design an arts and crafts dining table that included arched rails and twin keyed tenons. I like several of the Stickley tables, but wanted something original. I like the feel of Keven Rodel’s Talesien desk, which served as inspiration for this table. The stack of parts is growing… Initial frame assembly… And the tabletop glueup…

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Building The Holtzapffel Workbench #2: Starting the base

02-03-2008 04:19 AM by Mike Lingenfelter | 11 comments »

This weekend I have a little time to work in the shop. I have plans for the next couple of weekends, so it might be a little while before I can work on the bench again. Today, I cut all of the legs and stretchers to size and cut the tenons on the legs and stretchers. The Legs The stretchers I also had time to start to hog out the mortises. The first step was to mark out the mortises. I just used a combination square and the stretchers themselves to layout the mortises. The str...

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