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Blog entry by Will Stokes posted 1160 days ago 2903 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Cutting it all to length Part 6 of Building Baby Stokes' 3-in-1 Crib series Part 7: Bridle Joints and Mortises »

Now that the cherry framework has been milled down, it’s time to start laying out the numerous mortise and tenon joints. I begin by making a few “story sticks” using some scraps I had laying around.

Once the story sticks are laid out, it’s time to transfer the lines to the actual stock. Since I don’t have to pull a tape and remember where to make all the marks this part is virtually dummy proof.

Then I extend the lines using a small combination square.

I plan on using a template bit and a router to create the stepped pattern in the rails so I spent some time making templates out of hard board.

After a few hours all the layout lines are in place. Next time I will work on making the mortises, roughing out the stepped pattern, and maybe a little template routing.



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lew

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#1 posted 1160 days ago

Nice set of pix, Will.

I like the idea of the story stick.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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DLCW

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#2 posted 1158 days ago

ALRIGHT!!!!! Another southpaw. Thanks for posting the progress pictures. I look forward to seeing the project unfold.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - http://www.dlwoodworks.com - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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Will Stokes

261 posts in 1955 days


#3 posted 1158 days ago

Hehehe, I never even though about that!

Out of curiosity, and this is entirely unrelated to this project, do you own/use a lefty or a righty circular saw? I learned on a righty (because I know no lefty wood workers/carpenters), but I hold it with my left hand and it ejects all the chips in my face and I have to support the weight of the saw when I complete the cut. Arggg! I feel like such a fool buying a righty saw, but that was what I was used to. :-(

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DLCW

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#4 posted 1158 days ago

Will,

My left handed tasks are relegated to eating, writing and shooting. Everything else I do right handed. I’ve got a strange situation where I’m predominantly left handed but my right hand is my strong hand. Go figure…..

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - http://www.dlwoodworks.com - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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Will Stokes

261 posts in 1955 days


#5 posted 1158 days ago

Yeah, society has screwed me up as well. I bat lefty and throw left handed, but kick a ball with my right foot. I write, eat, and really do most things lefty (despite being encouraged to write with my right hand as a kid, grrr), but we never had a decent pair of lefty scissors at school so I learned and now am more comfortable doing that with my right hand. I got tried moving the mouse over to the left side of the keyboard at school so I retrained myself and now am only comfortable using my right hand for a mouse or trackpad. Go figure. :-)

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DLCW

522 posts in 1255 days


#6 posted 1157 days ago

This world is not receptive or accommodating to left handers is it. :-(

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - http://www.dlwoodworks.com - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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