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Outdoor "Coffee" Table #7: Tapers and Tenons

08-07-2007 08:26 AM by Dorje | 19 comments »

This is a one-handed post tonight; I had a bit of an accident, but I’ll get to that… We’ll keep with the chronology. I was able to get back to work on the table after about ten days away from it. My goals were to taper and mortise the legs and to cut the tenons for all top members. Here’s what I was able to accomplish… Tapers cut on the table saw…very slow going and quite a bit of burning: At the bench – I used the #4 set lightly to get the darkest of the burn marks out, fol...

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Outdoor "Coffee" Table #6: Mortises

07-27-2007 09:59 AM by Dorje | 6 comments »

I spent a few hours today mortising the stiles (of the frame top) for the table. Lots of mortises to do. I drilled the ends of all the mortises first, since it takes turning off the mortiser after every cut to carefully line up the chisel with the score marks at the ends. Then, I could leave the mortiser running and clear out the rest: One down, one to go: There we have it: Next up are the legs – mortises and tapers. I marked them the way shown below, but recalled seeing a po...

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