Ok, here are a couple of more evenings of progress behind me. I need to cut 16 tenons total to fit the head board and foot boards on the two beds.
This part of the project is going a little slower than the earlier parts. But I’m having fun on this part so its all good.
I first scribed a line all the way around the shoulder with a knife, then cut the v groove to guide my saw.
Sawed the shoulder, with my dovetail saw. I tried Paul Sellers advise here and used this saw even though it is a rip saw. I can confirm that a fine toothed rip saw does quite nicely across the grain when you scribe the line first. No tear out and it cut fast. I have a cross cut carcass saw but I wanted to give my new saw a good workout. I thought it worked better than the cross cut saw but then that might mean my other saw needs a fresh sharpening.
Next to cut the cheeks. I tried to use my tenon saw but it wasn’t cutting well, again it needs to be sharpened, I just got my files today but in the mean time I used the splitting technique which goes pretty fast once you get a rhythm going.
However it’s a little more difficult when you have a knot in the way.
Clean up with the #71. I love my router plane. Just got some new irons from Veritas today which I cant wait to try out on the next few tenons.
And that’s where I left off last night. 11 tenons down and 5 to go.
Thanks for watching folks,
-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch