Barnsley Reproduction Build #10: Straight Tenons Finished

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Blog entry by stevo_wis posted 12-16-2014 05:05 AM 1407 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 damaged until then. The two tenons are very straight forward but they do show and I took my time so that there were no gaps. First I just nibbled away at the cheeks with my table saw.

After I sawed the cheeks, I used a handsaw to cut the shoulder on the narrow side of the tenon and the width of the cheeks. Then to get that perfect fit, I used my shoulder plane to plane the shoulder to fit.

Next I again planed the cheeks until they fit as well

Finally assembling the first pieces of the frame, placing them on the full size drawing shows that I am right on.

Next will be cutting the eight diagonal tenons on the shorter pieces.

-- Stevo

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#1 posted 12-16-2014 04:59 PM

I appreciate the details you are sharing. As a newbie to LJ and furniture builds, your blog is very informational. Great project. I’ll watch for more.

-- Dan, TN

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#2 posted 12-17-2014 05:05 AM


This certainly has a lot of critical details. Thanks for sharing.


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