|Forum topic by MarkSr||posted 367 days ago||506 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
367 days ago
My shop is about 80% complete and I have started my first project, my WOODWORKING BENCH.
I was doing pretty good but I screwed up on a couple of joints, when I did my M&T’s. I started by ringing my 4 X 4’s, all 4 sides 3/4”, because my tendons are 3/4” from top and bottom and I am making a 3/4” X 1-1/2” tendons.
I realized a mistake after the second 4 X 4, I did not put a stop on my RAS, I followed the lines, then I remembered to put a stop block and I finished all the rest of my cuts.
I dry fitted my two ends but did not really put any pressure on the clamps. WELL, after squaring and gluing and clamping with a lot of pressure I have 4 joints that did not close tight, and to make matters worst, they are on the face of one of the ends.
HELP Please, how can I make those joints looks good. (closed up tight like the others) I don’t want to use wood putty because I am not going to stain or paint the bench, I just want to put varnish or shellac on it, and keep it natural.
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
It seems all I do is ask for help here, I never have anything to add that is of any value to anyone. Hopefully that will change some day.
Thanks all you LJ’s for any suggestions you can offer.
-- Mark, ”...NEWBEE: On the road to learning a lot; but; a lot more to learn…” ("My Granddad used to tell me, if you didn't learn something new today, it just wasn't worth getting out of bed")