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Barnwood Countertops #5: Laying out the Mortises & Tenons

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Blog entry by spunwood posted 01-05-2012 03:12 PM 3837 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Still Breadboarding: The Main Groove Part 5 of Barnwood Countertops series Part 6: Cutting the Tenons & Repairing a Break »

I love using story sticks, keeps the human error out (as much as possible).

The black walnut was used to mark off the tenons and mortises. It was trimmed at each consective point of layout. You can see


my layout plan,


the story stick at work


a shorter story stick for the next layout


the story stick on the breadboard


the layout on the bread board


The layout on a panel

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν



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#1 posted 01-05-2012 03:13 PM

Looks like a nice simple way not to screw things up … good looking barn boards too.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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