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Shaker Table, dealing with Cardio problems #7: Mortises, glue ups, and other items

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 12-02-2019 09:49 PM 461 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, laid out the toys for chopping mortises..

Still had the cleats in place. Used two squares..

And the tenon, to lay out where the mortise would be….

6mm Mortise chisel to dig a hole, tenon to check for fit, and depth…

Hmmm, maybe a tad deeper?..

It was deep enough here, had “crumbs” in the bottom of the hole. once those were removed, a nice fit was had.

Got all 8 mortises done…about 20 minutes per mortise…and did a dry fit. Needed to make some corner blocks..
Pine scrap, ripped into 1×2s…cut a 45 on one end…and make a mark for how long a block was needed..

Then over to the Mitersaw…

To make 4 corner blocks.

Then drill a few pilot holes, and then counter sink for screws..

with a cordless drill. Time to glue things up? Aprons: show sides were planed smooth, bottom edge was rounded a bit with the plane. once those were done, then the cussing could begin..

Grab 2 legs, and a long apron,,,and a clamp. Add glue to the tenon…and try to hold all 3 together until a clamp was on. Repeat with the other long apron and 2 more legs….more cussing…then add the short aprons between the 2 assemblies….last apron was a bear…then add the corner blocks, with glue and screws..

Let this sit a day…then came back and drilled slotted holes in the corner blocks..

Top was given a good fine sanding, after the router had run a round-over bit around the top(show) edge…flip the good side down on to the bench, center the base using a square..

Added washers to the screws, and attached the base to the top….screws are centered in the slots..

Washers allow the screws to move with the top, as the seasons change. then sit this table aside…

While I dig up a brush for the can of stain…

And…no points of the screws came through the top! Stain is called “Gunstock”

Been brushed on, wiped down…letting it dry. Need a new brush for the varnish top-coat….

Tomorrow is Tuesday….I go in for a Heart Cath about noonish…and see what they find out…..then wait while the hole in my leg heals up…..
Stay tuned….may show it as varnished….if anyone wants?

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



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#1 posted 12-08-2019 04:25 PM

Leg is still sore. have a 5 pound weight restriction. Soooo

Had a helper bring the table upstairs, to where I can add a finish to the table. Have added the 3rd coat of Amber Shellac this morning…

Sheet of “butcher’s paper” laid down, to protect the top of the Dining Room Table…waiting to rub things out this afternoon. Then find a spot to take a few good “Project” photos….and post this as a Project.

Just a simple bedside table. Thanks for following along.

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

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