A Table for the Gazebo #5: Mortises, two ways

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 05-21-2021 07:03 PM 486 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I was going to do Olde School and chisel/chop them out..

Was taking way too long…Thought there MIGHT be a quicker way….Seems the tenons are 3/8” thick….hmmm

I do have a decently sharp 3/8” Forstner bit….I’d still have to lay out the mortises the same way….then clean the mortise out with a chisel..

Seemed to go a little quicker… about 3 this way, to 1 the other way….able to get a few dry fits, too…

Even to the point that clamps (no glue..) got involved..

Needed to size the drawer front….along with it’s 4 tenons..

Need to drill/chop out the matching mortises…next time in the shop….
hauled a 1×6 x 8’ pine plank to the shop…..needed 2 slabs for the sides of the drawer..

D-112 to make a few cuts….along with the back of the drawer..

Reset the rip fence…need to rip the 1×6 down to match the height of the drawer front…

Have plans for the waste cuts….

Longer 2 will get notched to fit around the legs…and be runners for the drawer to slide on…the other 2?

Trying to avoid them knots….will get out the mitersaw and cut a few (4) corner blocks…( may need a couple more?)

Corner blocks…glued and screwed into the corners, then a slotted hole to attach the table top..

IF I can cut them close to perfect…they will also pull the corners square…Mitersaw?

One of them Cordless Stanley No. 346 models…..

Stay tuned…waiting on the shop to cool down…

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

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#1 posted 05-21-2021 09:33 PM

OMG Bandit I actually used to have one of those models!
BTW HCM the most almost under used Tool in the workshop.
You know its the first tool I would sell, ... only problem is no sooner I did so I would like to build a nice table like yours.

Excellent work, ...keep it up!

-- Regards Rob

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