My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #2: First Screw Up

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Blog entry by Don posted 11-15-2010 05:35 AM 3047 reads 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The Beginning - With help from Darrell Peart Part 2 of My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture series Part 3: Back on Track »

This week I got all the mortises cut into the legs without any problems. My new Grizzly mortisor is working really nice.

I got all the parts except for the tops cut to size and the tenons cut. I thought everything was going great until I realized that I cut the tenons wrong on all of the rails. I won’t repeat the language I used in the shop unless someone asks :). I fixed them by glueing little pieces onto every tenon.

I’m glad I got the first screw up out of the way, the rest of the project should be easy…

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#1 posted 11-15-2010 05:49 AM

first screw up
first glue up

simple from here

that’s the spirit !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 11-15-2010 06:28 AM

I’ve done the same thing – the patches will work out fine and no one will be the wiser (unless you tell them)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 11-15-2010 02:26 PM

what a coincidence!! I just started working on a similar G&G project using plans from popular woodworking for an end table but modifying it to make a coffee table. I will be following along with interest. What issue is this plan from?

-- Tampa-FL

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#4 posted 11-15-2010 06:39 PM

Brian, I don’t think loose tenons wouldhave prevented the mistake, they would have just changed the nature of it. :)

Steve, I’ve done this before too. That’s why I knew exactly how to fix it. :)

Camper, this is from the Winter 2010 issue of Woodwork magazine.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#5 posted 11-16-2010 01:03 AM

this was the easy fix did you learn something from it this time :-) goood = you wont make the mistake again
the next mistake on this project will be the tricky one ,if you learn something from it,
its goood = you wont make it again
ceep the head up , I´m stiil walking from disastre to disastre with a doughter shaking her smiling head
lucky am I , the father is still the best man in the world :-), or maybee she just wants to know all
the bad glosery thats in my book….....LOL

take care

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#6 posted 11-16-2010 06:26 AM

Thanks Dennis but I have to confess that I didn’t learn a darn thing. I’ve made this mistake many times before so I already knew how to fix it and in spite of measuring twice I still do it on occassion. And the older i get the less likely that is to stop. :(

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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