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Wall Hung Console #8: Mortises and Tenons

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Blog entry by captkerk posted 10-08-2009 08:12 PM 1235 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I got a little work done on the console which was to cut the mortises in the three brackets and the tenons in the aprons and mounting board.

end bracket mortise layout

end bracket mortise cut

end bracket mortise

end bracket mortises and tenons

center bracket mortises and mounting board dado

dry fit

All the tenons fit with a snug slip-fit. In the dry assembly run I did notice that the shoulders of the tenons could fit more precisely, so a little more chisel work is in order.

Once I’m satisfied with the fit of the tenons, I will start on doing the purpleheart inlays. I’m planning to rout a groove on the end brackets that follow the shape of the brackets, offset 1” from the edges. It will be 1/4” wide and will receive a purpleheart inlay. I’m also planning to do a 1/4” purpleheart then 1/4” walnut edging all around the table top, but not along the back edge. This is to cover my biscuit mistake and hopefully it will look like an intentional decorative inlay.

Work with the purpleheart should be the next installment. Hopefully next week sometime.



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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 10-08-2009 09:41 PM

Looking good. I can’t wait to see the final project.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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kolwdwrkr

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#2 posted 10-09-2009 02:00 AM

After seeing this I had to go through the entire series. Looks like this is going to be a cool project. Nice work

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#3 posted 10-09-2009 06:14 PM

You might have inspired me to design a small Craftsman version to go under the A&C mirror my father-in-law made.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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