The diagnonal tenons can be shaped on the table saw almost identically to the way a 90 degree tenon would be made. I cut the inside cheek cut very carefully and then quickly nibble out to the tenon’s tip.Because the shoulder will hide where...
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Location: Madison, WI, USA
I am serious amateur woodworker and chairmaker building mostly Windsors these days.
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I am almost finished with the straight tenons that go through the end pieces of the frame. Almost, in that the ends will be shortened and beveled, but I will hold on that until the entire frame is ready to glue, so that they don’t get damag...
The diagonal mortises were much more work than I expected. That plus a busy work schedule and holiday made for slow going. It took a very long time to chisel out the sharp points of the mortise and the hard oak was tough on my chisels. While th...
Someone mentioned that she liked the blog, but didn’t know all of what I was talking about. With that in mind, here is a picture of the model from below. I am working on the frame that is just under the table top and is at the top of t...
Most of the layout is complete for the frame parts. I did not do the button holes or the curved ends of the diagonal pieces yet. My thinking is that I want to get all of the mortises finished, then go back to cut everything to length, make the t...