LumberJocks

Barnwood Countertops #7: Mortises

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by spunwood posted 914 days ago 805 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Cutting the Tenons & Repairing a Break Part 7 of Barnwood Countertops series Part 8: A Stopping Point...Help with next steps please »

This was the most time consuming part of the whole business. Though I drilled out the mortises with a forstner bit, they still required a lot of clean up. Perhaps too much slop in the drill press or the tenon was just slightly oversized. Anyway, I chiseled away, made the witdth and depth of the mortises a bit oversized for the purpose of wiggle/expansion room, and glue.

I found that I had to fix the mortises even after these pictures by drilling just a bit deeper.

Marking the mortise depth

The depth line made clear

Setting drill depth

Checking alignment before checking the layout.

Checking Layout

First wholes drilled beyond mortise width…exact fit is not desired or needed.

roughed mortise

Checking the Fit

fit improved

some more

other ones

These pictures don’t reflect the best fit because I had yet to drill just a bit deeper!
side view 1

sideview 2

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



2 comments so far

View mafe's profile

mafe

9413 posts in 1672 days


#1 posted 910 days ago

Comming along so fine.
Look forward to see the tops when finished.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

View spunwood's profile

spunwood

1193 posts in 1419 days


#2 posted 910 days ago

Thanks Mads, I am getting excited as I am approaching the finish :)

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase