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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 04-24-2013 11:25 PM

I’d forget the dowels in the glueup. Not necessary and error prone.

I like the creative thinking going into your planning.

What if you precut the mortises, all boards, 1/8 shy of your line? Glue up the boards and then true them up with a chisel.

What size chisel would work for this, 1/2”? A little north of ten bucks and you can own a decent chisel and start your “second set.”

I’m eager to read of the progress of this project.



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