travel #6: Interesting Joinery from Mexico

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Blog entry by motthunter posted 06-08-2008 06:02 PM 1096 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: carving that I DID NOT MAKE but purchased in China and India Part 6 of travel series Part 7: Middle East and Erope part 1 »

Recently I was in Puebla Mexico on business where I saw a desk that lit up my interest. When I see something that later I plan to incorporate into a project, I have to share it.

Please take a look at these photos and see how cool the legs attach tot he desk. Also, the center is a hollow cavity covered by glass to display some traditional carvings. I like this desk and hope to have time this year to make something similar with my own influences. My intent is to make something even more interesting and less rustic.How a leg meets a top.  !!!!!!

-- making sawdust....

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#1 posted 06-08-2008 07:27 PM

thats interesting, i look forward to seeing you try it some time!

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#2 posted 06-08-2008 08:10 PM

You might want to have a look at the Roubo mortise/dovetail benchtop:

Looks like roughly the same joint, minus the laminated front half of the dovetail socket.


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#3 posted 06-08-2008 09:38 PM

ben, thanks for the link. It is similar in many ways. I also saw that the tenon on the table I posted on the inside is rounded. It adds a bit of character. It also will be easier to do the through mortise hole on the desk top using a router as opposed to having to rout out first ant the chisel the opening square.

-- making sawdust....

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#4 posted 06-08-2008 09:54 PM

Nice simple lines, sometimes it’s the simplicity that makes it beautiful.
Thank’s for the pic’s

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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