|Forum topic by Swyftfeet||posted 207 days ago||530 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
207 days ago
PEBFATS (Problem exists between floor and table-saw) or user error.
Yesterday I finished my first glue up for the top of my hope chest. I used a self-centering dowel jig about every 9 inches or so over all length of the top was to be 47.75 inches, but I left couple inches due to snipe.
Today, I rough sand everything evenly. I pin nail a rail to the bottom to prevent kick back, trim the first end off, looks great and perfectly square. Test glue joints on the cut-off, and the wood breaks first WOOHOO.
Measure, Measure again, triple check the length one more time. I want a 3/4” overhang. No more no less. Pin nail a rail to the bottom and off I go. Perfect cut. Perfect Square!
Look at the end.
@##$$ Dowels visible. I cut right thru the edge of the damned dowel hole. So I can see them lengthwise. glue pockets at the bottom and everything..
Yep I’m a moron. I’ll upload a pic tomorrow… of the wood, not the moron.
Anywho, looks like I am going to add some breadboard ends. So on a 3/4 thick black walnut board, I figure the tongues should be 1/4” thick. I intend on draw pinning with about a 1/16” to 3/32 offset. I am going to woodcraft to buy a White Side 1” CL 1/4”D up-cut spiral bit (PN#03K33) to mortise the breadboard. I am assuming I can go a little more than 1” deep if needed as long I do several passes, lighter ones at the end…
So here’s the questions:
1. What length should I cut the tongues too? I want enough material that when I peg, I don’t break the end out of tongue.