|Forum topic by Jerry||posted 11-21-2013 11:00 PM||1232 views||0 times favorited||25 replies|
11-21-2013 11:00 PM
I’ve designed a table I want to build for my father in law for Christmas. I’ve been designing a lot of mission style furniture lately, and I think I’ve maybe bitten off more than I can chew in actual practice. I’m new to woodworking, but I have gotten to the point where I can do hand cut dovetails very well. I have good hand tools IE chisels, planes, saws, including a very nice dozuki. I do have power tools but so far prefer to do most of the work by hand. Soo, this little table here. I like the look of the vertical risers. So far I’ve chosen mortise and tenon joints, but that is going to be a lot of work, and I’m wondering if there might not be a better way, so I’m attaching two pictures, one is a rendered image of the Sketchup file, and the other is a wireframe showing the construction. If anybody has any suggestions as to a better way to attach the risers, please advise!! Any and all advice will be greatly appreciated.
So far a1Jim has suggested: “There is an easier way ,just dado out a groove where the spinels go insert in and glue spacers to fill the gaps in between .”
Which seems like a pretty good answer to me, but if someone has other ideas about how to approach this, I’d be happy to hear them. I don’t have a power mortiser and can’t afford to buy one, so that’s out.
and the wireframe
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