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Build a table, with Leftovers #5: Details, Mortises, chisel sharpened..

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 02-08-2020 03:39 PM 297 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Top flattened, tenons milled Part 5 of Build a table, with Leftovers series Part 6: we have glue ups! »

Spread out over a day or two…Details? Well, I thought I would use this beading plane..

To run a bead down the outside corner of the legs…didn’t go very well….Plan B….was a small cove with the router..

Grain had issues with that idea…used a plane to smooth things out…

Also found a few joint lines sticking up…there USED to be one down the center of this leg…finally all four legs were coved, made sure it was the correct corner…

Now, about that beading plane….bottom edge of the 3 aprons did get a bead…

Not much, just enough to feel. Then, need a mortise or 6 chopped,,,got out a few tools for that..

Blue square measures from the outside face, and the black square the other side of the mortise..

Chisel is an 8mm mortise chisel….seem to match the thickness of the tenons…chopped for quite a while ..

Was taking too long, but, decided to get one more done..

No glue, just a nice, tight fit. Took a break for the day….got to checking the edge of that chisel….instead of just a simple, single bevel….it had a bunch! More of a curve than a bevel..So, next day, a bit of sharpening was done..

Had 2 chisels with about the same curved bevels…set the angle to 25 degrees….that blue thingy, was suppose to hold on to the sides of the chisels…..POS. It was given flying lessons to parts unknown….had to sharpen by hand

First stone, AFTER a beltsander flattened the bevel at about 25 degrees. Coarse stone, 3in1 oil…moved to a second stone…600 grit Medium India, same oil..

Finished up with 3 different grit of wet or Dry paper, to 2000 grit…then a leather strop…

Much better. Big chisel is a Buck Brothers 3/8” mortise chisel…did the sharpening help?

Well, instead of 45 minutes just to chop a 1/2” deep hole…this one, from layout to fitted…

Took 20 minutes, per mortise…then had to mark which was the “front” of each side..trying for the best looking legs..

As I didn’t want to mortise the wrong leg for the back apron..

Drawer doesn’t need a mortise ( hard to refill, too) cleared off a spot, to set the top of the table-to-be….dryer will just have to do…..and a full dry fit was done, even the drawer front was set in there…

This is going to take a LOT of clamps….
Stay tuned. Have the webframe figured out, may get a bit of glue spread, today…

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