Barnsley Reproduction Build #7: Frame Layout Complete

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Blog entry by stevo_wis posted 11-27-2014 04:24 AM 1908 reads 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 tenons and curved ends, button holes, and finally bevel the lower frame edges. It is really helpful to have a full size drawing, as no measurement is needed, I just had to transfer from the drawing to the actual blanks. The mortising guide block from the previous entry made for easy drawing of the mortises. There is lots of opportunity to bevel something the wrong direction, and double checking against the drawing helps minimize mistakes.
The plan is rather light and doesn’t photograph well but it shows fine in the shop.

Here is the long stretcher in place on the drawing and one mortise drawn out. I realized that some of the mortise could be drilled with a mortiser machine so I divided the mortise in two parts. The part with the two XX’s can be cut with the mortiser at 90 degrees and the part with the single X will have to be drilled and chiseled at 45 degrees. The left side of the XX part will also have to be chiseled, but is under the surface.

Next will be actually cutting the mortises and tenons.

-- Stevo

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