The final fitting of the tenon in the mortise. Once I achieve the perfect fit it is time to make the Box joint within the mortise. Note that the mortise pocket is about 1/8th in. deeper than normal as is the tenon, I believe this simple modification goes along way to help strengthen this type of joint. With the aid of a simple jig the box joint is made. Accuracy and close tolerance work is the key to a box joint’s strength, A machinists caliper is probably the easy way to se...
In this video I show how I mortise and tenon the legs and aprons. The first step is to evaluate or critiquing the pieces, I feel each piece on it”s own has positive and negative aspects that need to be addressed. Once evaluated the pieces can be shown for the best possible presentation of the project. If you are just starting out in woodworking it is a good idea to keep tract of your decisions to see how they affected the overall project. Evaluating and critiquing is a valuable ski...
Making mission style frames for Sandzen tiles #3: Quartersawn White oak and Zebrawood frame glazed with dark paste wax
frame is brad nailed and glued quartersawn white oak with a couple layers of quartersawn zebrawood to add a little interest.Wood is sanded to 220 grit. Finish is a coat of spay lacquer, sanded to 400 grit and then followed by a couple coats of brushed on seedlac shellac. Glazing with dark wax took the piece to the next level. Wax was wet sanded into the shellac with very fine scotch brite....
Few early photos of the Zebrawood and Quartersawn White oak frame some progress photos …sorry but the next bunch of photos were lost …so the next set in this blog series will be on a nearly completed frame …
Continuing the last blog post. Took the Leg vice face to my table saw (It has a channel that the fence runs in (fits perfect) and placed a dead wood under it and drilled out 1” Spaced holes… (that way cool old cold steel pin, is yep! An old 3/4” Allen wrench!)The holes are for “expanding the jaw” for larger work.. This is it in place with a test fit of the “pin” you can use wood dowels also… or anything I suppose… OK that wor...
The Leg vice starts out 1 1/2×8 x34” Near table top height. The top tapers to the bottom in mine and the others I saw so that the bottom flexes first when its used. Mine Is 1/4 inside the leg width and 8”inches at the top.. You want the top face to drop its dimension down to the screw and then taper so that it looks like a coffin kinda… Here is a picture of it done and laying on the leg its to be mounted on.. I Already chopped and fitted the bottom of the ...
Hi Everyone, I decided to remake my shooting board because my first try left a little to be desired. I wanted more accuracy and I didn’t have the ability to shoot 45° mitres. I started with some reclaimed 3/4” common plywood and a piece of hardboard. I had an extra piece of walnut that I’d cut, so I had all the wood that I needed. I spent some time surfing the net for ideas an found a few good ones. http://www.evenfallstudios.com/woodworks/category/shooting-b...
Well i have my first xmas craft fair on sunday and the list of things to do is mounting up, looking forward to it but have a bit of work to do first, i suppose being made unemployed will aid my progresion. made a batch of honey dippers to sell and at the end of the batch was getting quicker and quicker so decided to record it, i am in no way a production turner and only ever recived one lesson in turning so i do a lot of things arse ways but thats just how i taught myself… cheers goo...
The Workbench THREE The third video in a series of nine. ............................ Mortise and tenon joinery synonymous with fine woodworking, mystical like dovetailed joints. Working with wood is therapeutic in a way, putting you in touch with your senses and connecting your head to the wood. T he woodworker’s never ending quest for perfection. It will drive you crazy if you let it. In the first part of the video I show the perfect fit. At least perfect for me, on thi...
The Tail vice is a Veritas Twin Screw Vice… You have to make the Faces for the vice as it is hung on the end of the bench by the rear Jaw/Face. I started with some 3/4” Red Oak and cross cut it to the bench width 24” and make 2 sets of Jaws that are 3×3/4. Here is what you get from the Kit… (all hardware is included and various bits to correctly size your chain.). Once the Jaws are dry you cut them/ clean them up… Veritas has a algorythm to ...
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