That OddLots Ad #6: We have Plan, and one frame done

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-10-2018 04:07 AM 580 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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paper was used today….started in last night, needed measurements to start the frame building…

Made a front view, to show where the parts were going to be…then, this morning the rest of the plan was drawn up

This is the top frame, the bottom frame will get one more rail, for the center foot to attach to. Hauled the Pine 1×2s to the shop…and set up the smaller mitresaw..

To cut four long stiles, and 9 rails..

Then cut tenons on the rails..

Had some scraps left over from all that cutting..

Will make some cornerblocks from these…found the mortise jig…and had to adjust it, for the thickness of the parts..was still set up for 1” thick stuff. Then sit it in place on the bench…and a few tools..

Visegrips to hold the part in place. Backsaw to help with the mortises on the ends. Those are open-ended..

Saw at an angle, then chop out the waste with a chisel. On this frame, there are two mortises in the middle 24” apart..they get chopped the old fashioned way..

Got all the mortises chopped, fitted to the tenons..

Transferred the locations to the other stile, and chopped those mortises….Test fit..

Ok…used the mitresaw to cut a pattern..from the scraps

To where I could make a few of these corner blocks..

Then used a Vintage drill, to drill a pair of mounting holes, so when I glue and clamp the frame together, I could glue and screw the corner blocks in place..only..

There weren’t any screws IN the shop….had to make a run to WallE World, and buy a few packs…
Ok, NOW the glue and clamps can be done..

Usual luck…the rail at the far end..was upside down….had to flip it over, to get it to fit….tenon was longer on one end. Corner blocks were glued and screwed in place..

My normal drill/driver won’t fit between the stiles…but, this will..

And, it has Impact to it! Drives the screws nice and tight…set this frame aside…didn’t feel up to chopping 10 more mortises, was a bit tired. The other frame can wait, until Tuesday arrives.
Stay tuned..

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