End Table, out of Ash #5: Mortises done, top trimmed, dry fit

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-28-2018 06:10 PM 398 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Tenons done, mortises started Part 5 of End Table, out of Ash series Part 6: Rails getting done »

Was a busy Tuesday. Mortises….at least the ones for the aprons are now done…have had questions about the jig I use. Just 3 pieces of scrap wood. A wider base, and a pair of rails. I tebd ti attach the jigs to the bench, and if there is any chopping involved, I will set the jig on top of the bench’s leg…no bouncing allowed.

Rails came be reset, according to how wide the part is, wanting a snug fit. A Visegrips Finger clamp is used to clamp things into the jig…don’t want the part to slid around. I can slide the parts forward enough, to do any layout work

Finger clamp is a third hand. Then slide things back..

Chop as needed..

Repeat as need be..

Make a test fit as I go..

Got the apron mortises done…I wanted a full dry fit, clamped up and squared up..

As I wanted to measure for the shelf’s rails…and get them roughly to length…

They will need a LOT of work…

I want these just under 3/4” thick, by about..1-1/4” wide….Ends get angled tenons, to match up with the tapered legs…maybe later today? We’ll see.

Shop really only has two jigs that stay assembled….everything else gets made as needed, the second full-time jig

Is a Table saw fence, a router guide, a circular saw guide…and, IF I can find a way..a bandsaw fence…top was clamped to the bench, once things were cleared away…framing square to mark a cut line..

Ends needed a little trim…then a guide line…measure from the saw blade to the edge of the saw’s base,,

Clamp the guide to this line..

Couple of c clamps to keep it in place..and make a cut,,,while keeping pressure on the saw against the fence

Nice, clean, straight cut. IF the layout is square, the cut will also be square. Rotate the panel end for end, repeat….then I stashed the top over on to the base…cleaned the shop

The circular saw used? Just like using my handplanes..

I size the tool to the work. Don’t need the huge, all metal Craftsman 7-1/4” saw…when this will do..

A 6” SKIL “Home Shop” saw….much lighter. Time to close the shop for the day….maybe later today, I can get something done? May have a glue up ready by this weekend…anyone want to stop by and help?

Stay tuned..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 11-28-2018 06:29 PM

Lookin’ Good!

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