what i've been doing #7: im a idiot when it comes to design

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Blog entry by Dave posted 01-10-2011 02:20 AM 1238 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: bow-ties Part 7 of what i've been doing series Part 8: base assembly glue up »

My lid for my bench has a large knot hole with a check in it. So I had put some filler in it and have been waiting for over a week for it to dry.

Its still damp.
So I went to work on the joinery on the rails. I had a fellow lj make a suggestion that the layout of the tails did not give the appearance of hand cut. So I cut them off and chose a tighter layout.

The new layout was almost to tight for my 1/8 chisel to get through.
I still haven’t got used to the way my new saw tracks.

Now I have a bad habit of designing as I build.

The big picture is in my head not on paper. So I layed out the pins on the leg assembly. Aah the pins will be cut across the grain.

So with a hole lot of aggravation at myself. I milled the bottom of the bench out of ceder, while I thought of my next step. [the rails are getting a little shorter each redesign]

I chose a doweled butt joint. I hate butt joints.

This is a General brand dowel jig. I don’t like it either.

Any way I started the dry fit.

I’m tired and cold and aggravated. Its Sunday and we are under a winter storm alert. I think I will go in before the power goes out mid saw cut.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#1 posted 01-10-2011 02:38 AM

nevermind i see what you are doing now

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#2 posted 01-10-2011 03:32 AM

Those dovetails look great Dave but I see your frustration. Keep your sense of humor man. Only way to deal with woodworking. You’ll get through it I have no doubt.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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