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Project by jeffswildwood posted 11-23-2013 01:56 AM 1904 views 11 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had an order for a wine rack and I was scared. This project clearly called for mortise and tenon joinery. Something I have never done. I almost gave up but after several trial and error attempts I was comfortable enough to give it a try. I did the top and bottom racks by cutting the circles first then cut in half with my table saw. I did the ends by using some metal I found and recessed it into the wood by cutting slots with a dremel and a router attachment. Tenons I did by using my table saw and the mortise slots with a router table. Lots of practice too as their are 16 of these joints in this project. I based this project on one I found on here with some changes. Stained with red oak and semi gloss polyurethane. I was really proud of the mortise and tenon job.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#1 posted 11-23-2013 02:17 AM

One would think, just by looking, that you were an old pro in mortise and tenon joinery. Great job Jeff.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 11-23-2013 07:14 AM

16! I’d say you got in a lot of practice! Isn’t it true that the simplest looking projects can be the most challenging and when done well, as you have here, be so underappreciated. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on a new skill mastered.

-- God bless, Candy

#3 posted 11-23-2013 08:19 AM

You did a great job nice piece of work. Have thought about making to take to a show. Perhaps one day I will.
Thanks for sharing.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#4 posted 11-23-2013 02:47 PM

Nicely done.

-- MW |

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#5 posted 11-23-2013 04:07 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone! I really loved doing this project. Lee, glad you like it, I really was proud. Candy, I found if once you get the table saw and router table dialed in, it’s all down hill from there. Just don’t change settings. A new skill I will definitely use in future projects. Dennis, give it a try, I think it would do well at a show. Missionworks, thanks for the inspiration and I am glad you approve of my work. I’m glad I did the design justice. I think adding the metal sides gave it a Mediterranean feel.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#6 posted 11-23-2013 04:09 PM

Looks terrific Jeff

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 11-23-2013 05:30 PM

Really nice job! The metal in the ends really makes the project stand out. Congrats on the successful M&T joints – they aren’t really that hard. I’m working on a wine rack myself – a floor standing one out of walnut.

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#8 posted 11-24-2013 12:31 AM

This is really cool, Great job.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 11-24-2013 02:23 AM

Thanks all for the comments. Ottacat, once I got the hang of it, M and T were not that hard. Good luck with your rack. Jim and Hoss, thanks guys.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#10 posted 11-26-2013 05:17 AM

Simple job, but very nice. Compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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