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My homework:Cherry nite stands #2: Making the cross members

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Blog entry by theoldfart posted 394 days ago 1058 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After a bit of a layoff as far as the shop is concerned, I got busy. Milled my stock

First up was to cut the lap joints for the center of the supports. I set up my GP mitre box with a moveable stop and set the depth stop.

I made the first cut on all the pieces

Then the second

Nice and tight!

“xxxX” rated

Next up, marking the tenons

Then cutting them

Not so good at first, but improved

To fix my poor workmanship I mad a jig for my 71

Finally to remove the waste another jig

Finis!

The nite stands will have two sets of cross members joining four uprights. one set about six inches off the floor with a floating shelf and the second set at the top supporting a floating top and a drawer suspended below it.
Mock up, sort of !

The next installment will feature

Stay tuned.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin



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CL810

1867 posts in 1571 days


#1 posted 394 days ago

You made up a lot of lost time! Major hand skills on display -looks great.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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theoldfart

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#2 posted 394 days ago

CL, thanks. The angled mortises on the uprights should stretch my skills a bit. Got ny pig stickers ready!

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Mauricio

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#3 posted 363 days ago

Wow, thats some impressive joinery Kevin!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 334 days ago

Leeds, MA….the quiet side of ‘Hamp : )
Nice project you’re making there !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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theoldfart

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#5 posted 334 days ago

Thanks Dusty, how’s things in the big city? Used to work there.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 334 days ago

I’m actually in Westfield now.
Was raised in Burgy,and lived in Easthampton for twenty years after that. My Mom grew up in Florence : )
Hope you have a great weekend.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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theoldfart

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#7 posted 334 days ago

Dusty, I was joking By big city i meant Westfield. I worked at Mestek for a number of years. I was born in Westfield and grew up in Springfield. Moved here when the kids went off to college. Take care

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 334 days ago

Hahaha, yup, Westfield has gotten so big that we needed two bridges across the same river , only a few hundred feet apart !!
I thought you were referring to ‘Hamp as the big city in your other comment : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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