Joinery Bench #17: Getting around to get the 4"x6" legs in order

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 04-23-2018 04:05 AM 995 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 16: Joinery bench top 99% completed. Now to start working on phase 2: the base Part 17 of Joinery Bench series Part 18: I hope this is the last time I work with 4"x6" joinery. »

Back at it… dimensioned the 4”x6” legs and feet. Hand cut tenons (practice, practice, practice). Initially, tried the Veritas tenon saw at 12 TPI but it struggled through the massive depth. Pulled out a backsaw I cleaned up and tried it out. Horrible long time cuts! Of course, it probably has not been sharpened in 50 years…so out comes the saw files. Jointed, filed and sharpened with a 8° negative rake at 10 TPI. Now, cuts through like butter. So now the tenons are cut. Still have to ensure 90° from shoulder to mortise, as my sawing is not perfected.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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