This cornsheller project was a little easier to do than the last one mainly because I actually had all of the wooden components in tact to get the measurements from. The parts for the frame are all made from white oak and measure 1 3/4” x 2 1/4. Once I cut all of the sections to rough length I jointed, cut to width and planed everything to the proper sizes. The first step was to turn the 2 little handles on the lathe.
The frame is is held together with mortice and tenon joinery so I set up my bandsaw tenoning jig and cut all of the tenons.
After all of the tenons were cut and all of the mortises were drilled and chiseled I drilled all of the hardware mounting holes, and did all of the rabbeting on the router table using the original pieces of the frame as a reference.
Here are all of the pieces for the frame.
Dry fit frame
The sides of the cornsheller were made from poplar and are fit to the frame with rabbet joints cut on the router table.
I used the scroll saw to do the cut-outs for the bearings and for the large hole on the top section where the feeder chute goes.
All of the woodworking is now complete.
Waiting for the square headed nuts and bolts so on to the custom paint job.
-- Mike --www.midlothianwoodworks.com