nightstand bedside table #4: Cutting the Pieces and Dry Fitting

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Blog entry by coloradoclimber posted 01-26-2009 01:23 AM 1370 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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After milling up the pieces and parts it was time to begin cutting to size and fitting up. The construction is all mortise and tenon and sliding panel. At this point the pieces are still marked with the position identifier and the orientation. I use kids sidewalk chalk to mark the pieces. Sidewalk chalk comes in different colors to mark light or dark wood, it’s dirt cheap, large sticks so it’s easy to find and handle, and it wipes off clean with a little elbow grease and a rag.

I had to tune up the panels to get them to fit snug but not too tight. A couple swipes with the shoulder plane and then run around them with a block plane to break the corners.

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#1 posted 09-14-2010 12:54 AM

looking good..i’m taking pointers from this build

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