Workbench base in progess.... #3: Trouble with the first foot and legs...

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Blog entry by Mike posted 08-03-2007 07:03 PM 985 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I finished the mortises in the first foot last week and when I slid the legs in I had a little problem. One of the legs wasn’t quite square to the foot. I decided to take a little more material out of the mortise and the tenon will be wedged in during final assembly to make sure everything is square.

-- Mike, Charlotte, NC

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#1 posted 08-04-2007 12:45 AM

Mike, you’ve discovered what a million woodworkers before you have discovered. The good ol’ M&T is not always the easiest joint to make.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#2 posted 08-04-2007 12:49 AM

You’ve got that right, but it sure is fun!!! :)

-- Mike, Charlotte, NC

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 08-04-2007 01:22 AM

I just finished a new bench. Yesterday was 20 mortises and fitting the tenons. They always go, it’s just a matter of when. Keep it up you’re doing fine.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 08-04-2007 01:23 AM

No problem if you’ve figured a way to fix it. That’s the sign of moving from a novice to and intermediate woodworker. Congratulations!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 08-04-2007 06:21 PM

One nice thing about the Domino, the M&T joints go fast. Of course they are not as big as those you made for your bench either. But knowing how hard it is to cut them by hand, I would find a way of making it strong with the Domino where I could. My elbows just wont hold up to that much chiseling.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#6 posted 08-05-2007 12:08 AM

Nice looking wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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