Dining Table Build #3: Leg and splatt assembly

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Blog entry by Mark posted 09-05-2014 04:03 PM 1557 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: End leg assembly.....Splats Part 3 of Dining Table Build series Part 4: Upper and Lower Sretchers »

I guess some of this should have been posted in the last blog entry….Oh well.

I had some 6/4 cherry left over from the chair build, so I used that for the upper and lower end rails.

Cutting tenons.

Spoke shave to clean up the band saw marks on the arches.

Now for the fun part. After laying out the mortises I removed as much as I could with a ½” brad point bit. The mortises were 5/8 thick so I had a bit to chop out.

Finished end assembly.

The legs are to be 1-3/4 thick, so I planed some 4/4 Cherry down to 5/8, ripped some 4/4 Walnut to 5/16 then gave it a quick run thru to give me nice smooth faces for the glue up.

After cutting to size plus a bit it is time for glue up.

Lay out and drill out the mortises in the legs before cutting the curve.

Clean up the mortises.

Cut the curves on the band saw and clean up with the spoke shave and file.

Assembled end assembly. I still need to drill and insert pegs to pin the mortise and tenon
Thanks for lookin’.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 09-05-2014 05:38 PM

Wow, mortising by hand is a chore. You really put some time and effort into this, but the end result looks like it was worth the effort.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 09-05-2014 08:12 PM

Pretty cool so far. It’s gonna look great when it’s done.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#3 posted 09-05-2014 10:41 PM

Mark, you are making good progress. Also, I agree with Willie, if I had to chop mortises by hand, I think I would find a new hobby. :D

-- Art

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#4 posted 09-06-2014 12:32 AM

Thank you gents. Yup. It’s a bit time consuming, but at the same time I kinda Like it. You learn how to sharpen real fast.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 09-06-2014 12:42 PM


-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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