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Forum topic by Andybb posted 10-16-2018 01:48 AM 242 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Andybb

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10-16-2018 01:48 AM

Just a random thought. I really enjoy the slope of the woodworking learning curve. I know that with the right tool (hand or power) or jig and practice I can usually recreate what i see others doing. As an example, I had never really done m&t joints before, (much less angled & offset ones). But after lots of video watching and hands on practice I have learned to do a pretty decent job. Never realized that the beauty in the joint is not necessarily the “m” or the “t” but the quality of the shoulder that makes it look professional. It’s a personal feeling of accomplishment since no matter how it looked the wifey would say, “Wow,honey, that’s nice”. :-) Never thought I’d enjoy fondling a joint.

The first one was ragged and uneven.

But as time goes on I’m getting better. I was dreading the hand tool work it would take but now I look forward to it. Member clarkswoodworking and I are building 2 bassinets that started out as rough cut local figured maple. These are unglued and unfinished but they are coming along. (Blog to follow at some point maybe)



-- Andy - Seattle USA


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#1 posted 10-16-2018 02:24 AM

Practice works wonders :)

I’m super jelly of the maple. Has a nice cherryish kind of glow to it.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#2 posted 10-16-2018 02:30 AM

I remember the first time I made a M&T joint, it seemed like magic.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#3 posted 10-16-2018 02:33 AM



I remember the first time I made a M&T joint, it seemed like magic.

- bondogaposis

Yup. I got super lucky and made a suction tight joint with good shoulders. The luck ran out shortly after the second :)

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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