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Single-bore mortises

09-04-2017 12:15 AM by galooticus | 1 comment »

As I’m preparing to cut various joints for a project, I’ll go through my copy of The Woodworker from Lost Art Press to refresh myself on how to do the joint in question. In this case, mortise and tenons. One included article, a reader submission, suggests a more efficient way to cut a mortise, instead of boring out as much as possible and cleaning the remainder up with chisels. I tried it out, and thought I’d share my experience since I haven’t seen this approach no...

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Charles Mackintosh Inspired Computer Desk #4: Time for some Leg Work

09-02-2017 02:46 PM by EarlS | 3 comments »

I’m on a roll this morning. Things are quiet around the house and I haven’t gotten distracted so it looks like I will get 2 installments of the project progress written up. There are a number of mortises that will be required for the legs. Initially, I was considering using a plunge router with a template jig that slid over the legs but decided that approach would be too tedious. I also wanted to figure out a suitable approach to using the router table to make mortise cuts. ...

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Library table

06-13-2017 11:30 PM by Patricelejeune | 9 comments »

All right, it’s been a long time since I posted anything. I finished couple jobs, but posted only one, a deco cabinet that you can see here But here is one of the new project we are working on I wanted to post on here. Years ago we regilded 12 side chairs and 2 armchairs for a client in La Jolla We are making a dining room table to go with them, but I will post about this later when we are further ahead. At the moment the legs are being carverd out of solid walnu...

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Roubo-ish work bench #4: Leg Vise, Finishing Touches

05-14-2017 05:17 PM by galooticus | 5 comments »

The last major part of the bench was making the leg vise. I’ve been looking forward to this. I had a 4×8 I set aside for this purpose. When trying to decide on the thickness, I couldn’t find a consensus on the internet. One thing I did notice (and didn’t follow :)) is that hardwood seems to be universally used for vise chops, even if the rest of the bench of the bench is softwood. Well, I had this 4×8 ready to go, and it’s not really expensive, so I figu...

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Roubo-ish work bench #3: Stretchers

05-14-2017 04:18 PM by galooticus | 2 comments »

Ah, stretchers. These were made from douglas 4×4s—the B-stock pieces that didn’t make the cut when laminating the top. Compared to the leg-top tenons, this stage was a breeze. As I mentioned in the last blog post, I ditched my old bench and am working entirely on the new bench from this point on. First things first, I put in a single dog hole so I could make use of a hold fast. This is the first time using anything other than irwin quick clamps for workholding. So muc...

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Roubo-ish work bench #2: Legs

05-14-2017 03:38 PM by galooticus | 2 comments »

OK, I left off last time with laminated top, but no legs for it to stand on. The legs are from 4×8 stock; the same old douglas fir: My intention from the beginning was to do the roubo-style double tenons, with the front tenon being some sort of dovetail like thing. I decided to go tenons (tails?) first, then mark the mortises in the top using each individual tenon. To find the tenon length, I measured the thickness of the top and added around 1/8” for fudge room. I agoni...

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Building my Workbench #8: Chisels be Cryin'

04-03-2017 11:49 AM by HokieKen | 29 comments »

OMG, I am horrible with this blog huh? Swaps been over for awhile now slacker…..I need an update. - ki7hy Fair enough ;-P I really hadn’t made any progress since the last update other than getting the end vise installed and drilling my dog/holdfast holes until last week. I did have a couple of days last week that I got good time and I got my legs all milled and got the tenons cut. So now I’m marking out and cutting my mortises. At the rate I’m going, I’...

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The coffee table

02-22-2017 02:48 PM by RobDubs | 6 comments »

Traditional joinery inspired by the work of Roy Underhill and Paul Sellers. My first “real” project. Hand cut mortise and tenon. Narex motise chisels and Veritas carcass saws used.

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Writing/Art Desk Project Video

12-31-2016 04:52 PM by TheArtisanWoodshop | 0 comments »

Hey Guys, A co-worker of mine asked me to build an art desk for his daughter for Christmas. He gave me a general idea of what she wanted, and let me go on my merry way to creating the piece shown in this video. The Joinery it features is Hand cut DovetailsMortise and Tenon joineryThrough TenonsStopped DadosDowels So please check out this video and leave me some comments here on what you liked or disliked about the table or the video so that I can improve. Looking forward to all th...

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3-in-1 baby bed #4: Building the railing - and a new jig

12-04-2016 06:15 PM by JSOvens | 2 comments »

I felt like it was time to actually build something for this project. I started with a component which I felt was relatively inconsequential. As woodworkers, we should strive to put due care and skill into every component of a build I know, but it can be prudent to try out new techniques and methods on a component which, when talking in practical terms, just isn’t as important as the rest. In this case, that component is the small rail on the toddler bed circled in the diagram below. ...

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