Cherry Blanket Chest #3: Frame Joinery

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Blog entry by jcwalleye posted 01-09-2012 05:09 AM 2501 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Joinery, panels, & starting the top Part 3 of Cherry Blanket Chest series Part 4: Lots of odds & ends before final fitting »

In the last entry, were pictures of the mortises and groves. Pictures of tenons and fitting it all together are in this part:

Here is a close-up of one of the rail’s tenon. They were cut at the table saw. First were the shoulders with a rip blade, then the narrow cheeks with a dado blade. Last were the large cheeks cut with a grizzly tenoning jig. The pencil is pointing at an uneven shoulder caused somewhere in that setup.

Last year I sprung for a shoulder plane and find many uses for it. Here you can see it cutting away a sliver of the shoulder to even it out.

And the cleaned up shoulder.

The shoulder plane has all kinds of uses in joinery.

First looks at the case frame assembled.

And with the stiles.

Sanded the frame a little bit and checked the fit of the panels. I’m hoping the maples lighter color and curly figure will look good with the cherry.

Fit the chest’s bottom.

When setting up for some band-sawing discovered a blow-out at the dust collector.

Some templates for the legs and bottom rails.

And the parts roughed out. I’ll finish them when I get a long enough pattern bit for the router table.

Next entry will cover the lid, installing the hinges, and everybody’s favorite job, sanding. Actually I don’t mind sanding. You really get to see what the wood is like when sanding.

Thanks for looking.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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#1 posted 01-09-2012 06:59 AM

Hey Joe
This is a very good blog with super photos of the step by step process . Thanks for all the extra effort you took to share this.

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