|Project by rjb37||posted 08-24-2013 11:04 PM||1751 views||4 times favorited||2 comments|
I got the Ron Herman Challenge DVD 3 years ago. After hooking up with Paul Sellers I decided to finally try it. I keep the “challenges” right across from my bench. Pic #2 is some practicing I did in between frames #1 & #2. The first frame I did was a total failure. #2 was better but I badly messed up the half lap dovetail and it ended up a plain half lap. Pic #3 is my second attempt and I missed the last 3 joints. Pic #4 is the challenge answered. All joinery was done by hand. There are 9 joints total in this frame. Joint #1 bare face miter #2 end half lap #3 bridle joint #4 mitered bridle joint #5 half lap dovetail #6 mortise & tenon #7 slot bridle joint #8 crossing half lap and #9 through mortise and tenon. I’m not sure is I got the order correct but I remember that the last 3 joints have to fit perfectly or you have a pile of kindling. If you like doing handwork give the challenge a try.
-- accidental woodworker