|Project by trippcasey||posted 03-16-2013 08:55 PM||1467 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This is my first project using a mortise and tenon joint. I used spalted poplar and made through mortise and tenons on the runner. I consider it finished, just waiting on the glue to dry. I love the natural beauty of the wood. I also hand planed all of the wood, using my vintage Stanley #5 and #220. For a small table, I have a lot of man hours invested, including making a tenon jig that I need to tweak. Not bad though…for a blind squirrel. I learned a lot about the use of hand tools; files planes, and my dove tail and flush cut saw. I learned a lot about the need for precision, and patience. The last two are my biggest problems, especially having struggled with ADHD all of my life. It is very satisfying to see a finished project instead of many half done projects.
-- I almost post pics....until I see the daily top three...then I delete my post.