Arts and Crafts Style Panel Bed #2: Making the posts - through mortises made easy

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Blog entry by John Nixon posted 06-24-2009 03:08 AM 2891 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The 4th and 5th installment in the Arts and Crafts Panel Bed video series has been released!

If you are intimidated by the through mortise and tenon joint, you should check out the latest videos. I’ll show you a method to make perfectly sized and spaced mortises without a mortising machine or router.

For measured drawings and in-process pictures, you can visit the project page at Eagle Lake Woodworking:

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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#1 posted 06-24-2009 03:35 AM

That’s smart, I like smart! Great tips, thanks….............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 06-24-2009 04:10 AM

Hey John
outstanding as usual well done

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#3 posted 06-24-2009 03:27 PM

Awesome videos, thank you for the great tips.

-- Hope Never fails

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#4 posted 06-24-2009 11:27 PM

Thank guys! I assembled the headboard and foot board last night and things went pretty well. You’ll see that and the side rails / support system in the next video. Stay tuned.

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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#5 posted 06-28-2009 04:11 AM

Looks nice John.

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#6 posted 06-29-2009 06:27 PM

Hey John fancy meeting you here! I follow your EagleLake site on a regular basis. You are an inspiration.

-- SAEPE EXPERTUS, SEMPER FIDELIS, FRATRES AETERNI - "Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever"

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#7 posted 06-30-2009 03:22 AM

Hi Joe – It’s about time you joined Lumberjocks! Good to see you here. How’s that MLCS Horizontal router table working out for you?
Thanks for checking out my post here and commenting…I appreciate it.

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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