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Small Secretary With Tambour Door #6: Turned Legs and Base Joinery

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Blog entry by Guy Dunlap posted 02-01-2015 05:50 AM 1311 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I start out with some 12/4 walnut, and cut 4 legs, making sure I use rift sawn lumber. Using a turning that I made for a template, I turn all 4 legs. Then I start on the joinery. This is traditional mortise and tenon joinery throughout, and I show an easy way to get nice tight fitting tenons. The front bottom rail uses a double tenon while the top uses a dovetail to hold everything together. The most unusual thing in this video is that there a shot where you can almost see me smile! Almost….

As always, I welcome your questions and comments!

http://youtu.be/gmP7cFu41SE


-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/



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robmartin

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#1 posted 02-01-2015 09:02 AM

Great job Guy!

-- Rob, San Francisco, http://woodworkingplanslovers.com/

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#2 posted 02-01-2015 12:33 PM



Great job Guy!

- robmartin

Thanks Rob!

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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#3 posted 02-01-2015 12:40 PM

Simple technique and gr8 tip/s Guy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#4 posted 02-01-2015 01:40 PM



Simple technique and gr8 tip/s Guy

- Roger

Hey Roger! It always seems simple doesn’t it? Actually it was. It’s just like anything else, the more you do it, the easier it gets.

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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#5 posted 02-02-2015 02:17 AM

Your project videos are awesome. Just the right amount of detail (IMO). That is going to be a spectacular desk.

-- Julian

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#6 posted 02-02-2015 10:52 PM



Your project videos are awesome. Just the right amount of detail (IMO). That is going to be a spectacular desk.

- Julian

Thanks so much for the kind words Julian! I feel I have really turned a corner in the project, and heading for the finish line.

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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