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Stickley Coat Rack #2: Starting Joinery and Tapering

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Blog entry by WirelessWoodworker posted 05-30-2020 01:31 AM 456 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Rough Cut, Milling, and Shaping Part 2 of Stickley Coat Rack series Part 3: More Shaping and More Joinery »

This next part is a bit on the short side, but I should have another one in a few days, so stay tuned!

Picking up where we left off last time, I start tackling the joinery for the base, taper the main post, and add some chamfers. Here’s a link to the Youtube video:

https://youtu.be/ww_bf0vKYZU

The first step was to cut the half-lap (cross-lap? Box-lap? Finger joint??, I’m not sure what that joint is called, but you get the idea!) joint in the base. I cut this by making a bunch of saw kerfs, then knocking them out with a chisel:

So satisfying!

Next, I pare the baseline with a chisel:

Ditto for the other half of the base.

Now, I’m on to planing a taper to the main post:

This is fairly quick work with a jack plane fitted with a cambered iron:

So I start planing on the one end, taking little shavings, then slowly work my way back to the other side, taking longer and longer shavings with each pass:

The post also gets some chamfers all the way around. The chamfer on the top is a little heavier, just to give the post a little more shape:

That’s it for this part, but should have another one up in a few days with some shaping of the 4 supports. Thanks for taking a look!

Cheers,
Tim

-- Tim, Delaware, http://www.thewirelesswoodworker.com and YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/TheWirelessWoodworker



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#1 posted 06-01-2020 03:07 PM

Cool! Nice work so far. I have drafted up some sketches for a coat tree also, but that’s all the further I got. Fun to watch the build. Thanks fer sharing.

-- Pete

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#2 posted 06-01-2020 05:53 PM



Cool! Nice work so far. I have drafted up some sketches for a coat tree also, but that s all the further I got. Fun to watch the build. Thanks fer sharing.

- PPK

Thanks Pete! I’d be interested in taking a look at what you’ve drawn up.

This was an unplanned project for me. I was surprised that it was so difficult to find a free standing coat rack and figured I could throw together a quick one. Well, obviously that turned into a serious project!

Cheers,
Tim

-- Tim, Delaware, http://www.thewirelesswoodworker.com and YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/TheWirelessWoodworker

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