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Bowling Alley Workbench #5: Rain Rain go Away - Rail Rail Done Today

07-03-2009 10:58 PM by PurpLev | 15 comments »

July, and it was pouring rain here in Boston, MA. for the past week. go figure. (although today it cleared out which is really nice). but enough about the weather (as if this will stop us). After completing the basic construction for the leg ends last installment. It was now the time to connect those with rails. The rails are 45” long with 2 1/2” tenon sticking on each side (to a total length of 50” – do the math). They are made of 2 2×4 that were jointed/plane...

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Extremely Average #3: A Tenuous Grasp

01-05-2010 12:56 AM by Ecocandle | 15 comments »

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.” -Alfred Lord Tennyson As you may know, I have mortised. Can mortise be used as a verb? Obviously it can, though I am sure my 7th grade English teacher is rolling over in her grave. Actually, I don’t know if she is dead, probably just wishful thinking on my part. I digress. What is a mortise without a tenon? It is sad. It is lonely. It is unfulfilled. It is ying without yang, peanut butter without jelly, Simon without Garfield. Ok t...

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Equipping the Shop #5: Tenoning Jig - with add-on digital readout

09-10-2011 07:12 AM by Ocelot | 14 comments »

I had in mind to make a rail and stile sort of thing, with what I think are called box joints in the frame. After I took a whack at using the fence on the table saw to guide some pieces on end to cut the box joint notches, I decided that I really needed a tenoning jig. So, after reading a bit on-line, I ordered a tenoning jig from Rockler. I think you can get the same jig for $20 less from Grizzly, but I didn’t notice that til after I ordered it. To obtain the maximum range...

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Hand tool tips and tricks #8: Waste Removal on a Through Mortise.

03-06-2013 02:07 PM by RGtools | 14 comments »

This one is almost stupid, but it happens to still be helpful. On a through mortise you can center your work on a dog hole and some of the random chips will fall through it rather than get jammed into the bottom, where you will have to extricate them later. And Now…a bonus tip!!! When test fitting a mortise and tenon joint take care not to snag anything important… You have been warned and so have I. Cheers, Ryan

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Occasional Table Class (Hand Tool Build) #22: Cutting the Joinery for Your Table

01-16-2012 03:57 PM by RGtools | 14 comments »

First off since you are working on furniture…clean up your bench. Sweep it off and put the tools away. This may seem odd since you are going to take the tools out again but it’s not, you are going to pound on your work quite a bit during this process. Chips left on your bench get wedged under your work and dent it. Sweep your bench off and keep it clean. I put all my tools away after each joint is made to fit, this speeds things up because you are not fishing for tools you thought...

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Loose Tenon Mortising Jig #2: SketchUp Model Drawn

01-24-2011 05:41 AM by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 13 comments »

Well, I finally have the SketchUp drawing started. I still have to put dimensions on the drawings and will need to write the instructions. Just wanted to whet your appetite. Here are a couple of views of the 3D drawing:

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Workbench #13: Leg Assemblies Complete

02-01-2012 07:56 AM by HungryTermite | 13 comments »

Now that I know what the actual width of the top will be (23 1/2 inches by the way) I was able to cut the short stretchers that connect the front and back legs: I decided to try to drawbore the legs with 3/8” pegs since the short stretchers will be attached permanently. I had already drilled the holes in the legs so all that was left to do was to mark the location on the tenon so the holes could be drilled. I couldn’t get the stretcher all the way into the mortise for som...

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Mahogany Kitchen Stool Project #9: Seat backs

02-05-2011 04:45 PM by sras | 13 comments »

Q: What goes slower than my progress on these stools? A: My blog on these stools! I have been making progress. Other projects and Christmas gifts provided distractions. And woodworking is still a hobby and has to wait for when there is time after everything else. I find that I am quite able to let a bigger project like this sit to one side for a few weeks and come back to it when I can. Next up are the seat backs. The last entry covered fitting the top and bottom rail of the seat bac...

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #9: On the Rail

11-12-2017 05:58 PM by Ron Aylor | 12 comments »

On the Rail –  Having calculated the width of the upper case, I ripped and cut to length the various rails. The front received a drawer rail and bottom rail, the back received a top, bottom, and middle rail. At this point I was still unsure of the design of the raised panels.  So, after squaring the rails …   … I cut a 1/4” x 1/4” groove along the edges of the back stiles and rails.   The groove plane from my tongue and groove set places the groove 3/16” from the face of the board.     ...

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #16: The Drawer

01-21-2018 09:45 PM by Ron Aylor | 12 comments »

The Drawer –  Well, today (1-21-18) was a veritable heat wave in Lilburn. Sixty-nine degrees! Can you believe it was below freezing just a few days ago? The awesome weather allowed me to complete the drawer for this Prie Dieu. I got home from church this morning about ten o’clock and immediately started resawing some 3/4” pine for drawer parts.                 I even got to use my newly acquired J. Pearce No. 109 jack plane.   I will need to add a slight camber to the iron … it le...

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