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Secondary Workbench #2: Base is getting ready

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Blog entry by yuri posted 07-23-2010 08:17 PM 1097 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: From thoughts to realization Part 2 of Secondary Workbench series Part 3: Making top »

OK, now I have two sides of the bench. Let’ get them connected. First, some cleaning…
Pleasant mess
What a mess, huh? By I like the look of it :-)

And closer
Now closer look.

Culprits
And all that done by this two guys. OK, actually there is a third one who is behind the camera :-)


Love this shavings in light of evening sun… and smell of pine!

Making tenons
Now we need to cut tenons. I like to use table saw for that.


Using my shop made primitive tenon jig. Works good for me. Do not Understand why I’d want bulky heavy metal one like ubiquitous Delta one or it’s clones?

Tenoning completed
Done with tenoning. Not bad, I think.


Connecting base sides. Glued connected and clamped. Did not take pictures, has to be quick, you know glue is grabbing and I still do not have an apprentice … joking ;-)


And another look.


Even more


From another side


This is what I used to make mortises.


For gluing I decided to try extended time glue.


See, and that glue is not yellow at all, I am surprised.

OK, that’s it for today. Waiting for the glue to dry.



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PurpLev

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#1 posted 07-23-2010 08:55 PM

looks great!

I see that as opposed to the legs, you did mill down the stretchers. I personally think it looks better that way.

As for the tenoning jigs, the commercials versions are more versatile as they allow you to dial in your cuts, and also can lock into beveled and mitered tenons. HOWEVER for straight square tenons – a shopmade jig like yours is more then enough, and keeps the $$$ for other purposes :) nicely done!

and yes, love the smell of freshly shaved pine. feels up the shop real nice.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 07-23-2010 09:26 PM

I did not intend to mill. Btw, only two stretchers are milled. They were so badly twisted and to make them straight … though I agree, they look better.

I was not aware about versatility of commercial jigs. What do you mean, dial in cuts? Looks like I have to reconsider commercial jigs.

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#3 posted 07-23-2010 09:29 PM

Hmm, I just realized that Lumberjocks blog engine cuts right side on images and event resizing browser’s window does not help, the middle portion is just fixed size and no scroll bars. That’s bad. Any tricks to avoid this?

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#4 posted 07-23-2010 09:33 PM

for the record – I don’t own any tenoning jigs as I cut mine on a bandsaw, but the commercial TS jigs have micro-adjustments to dial in the cuts, and you can sneak up on the cuts without having to rely on the TS fence (it uses a micro adjustment knobs). you can also setup the fences that the parts are secured to (there are 2) to tilt and bevel the parts so that you can do tenons on variously angled parts.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 07-23-2010 10:01 PM

great looking project. keep us posted on results

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