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Piano Bench #2: Design - joinery

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Blog entry by ytsejamr posted 2197 days ago 1215 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I haven’t forgotten about this bench. I have lots of spare time to plan my woodworking projects before I actually work on them.

So I decided to work out all the joinery for the bench. I’m going to try my hand at loose mortise and tenon. I figured loose tenons would be easier because of all the curves. My plan is to route the mortises in the stock before I cut the curves.

Here’s what I came up with:

Joinery

So enough planning . . . time to start cutting . . .



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Michael Brailsford

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#1 posted 2196 days ago

What cad program do you use? I am looking for a good program that is user friendly.

routing the mortises before cuttingthe curves is a great idea. I once made the mistake of mortising after and it made holding the stock in place quite the challenge.

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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ytsejamr

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#2 posted 2195 days ago

That’s actually just Sketchup. I’d say it’s user friendly once you get past the learning curve. And it’s free.

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