|Forum topic by mrfixitri||posted 09-13-2010 08:48 PM||869 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
09-13-2010 08:48 PM
I recently purchased a table leg “kit” where the tops of the legs (hepplewhite-style) were factory-mortised. I did not however discover until after gluing up the first pairs that the mortises go all the way through to meet each other in the middle of the leg! Needless to say, when I glue up one mortise, the other one around the corner starts dripping out fresh glue. I haven’t built a whole lot of these before where legs are pre-mortised. But when chopping or drilling these out, aren’t you supposed to stop before hitting the other mortise? To prevent such an issue?
Aside from the obvious (returning them), any one have any suggestions? Since I’ve already partially assembled them, according to the kit supplier, I own them. Next time I’ve have to make sure they’re drilled to the proper depth BEFORE gluing. Or better yet, next time I’ll just MAKE THEM MYSELF!
-- Larry, formerly of East Greenwich, RI - "Rhode Island's Oldest Home": http://www.circa1679.com