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Trestle Table #30: Through Tenons & Table Top Layout

11-02-2016 01:56 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I used a 2 inch diameter circle to round the corners of these through tenons that will contain the wedges for this trestle table My plans for this top will be to pattern it after trestle table designed and built by Daniel Chaffin. He wrote a Fine Woodworking article published in the September/ October 2013 issue. From the image in the magazine article and attached here, you can see the light reflected from the wonderful beveled side… http://www.finewoodworking.com/2013/08/0...

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Trestle Table #29: Through Tenon Mortises Cleared for Wedges

11-01-2016 01:24 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I spent a lot of time today working with my hand chisels to clean the drilled holes I made yesterday. These are the through mortises for the wedges that will hold the legs together. They give the trestle table its strength. I did take my time to clean these mortises so they would let the wedges through but would not have a sloppy fit. I even used my magnifying glass to see the mortises and the use of my hand chisels clearly. I was glad I had these Rockler purchased lighted magnifyi...

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Trestle Table #28: Angled Mortise Cut in Thru Tenon

10-31-2016 03:25 AM by HappyHowie | 3 comments »

Today I setup my 8 degree sled up on my drill press so I could drill small 1/4 inch holes in order to make the mortises in which the wedges will hold the legs tightly together. I clamped the stretcher to the sled and then aligned the mortise hole under the drill bit. Then I clamped everything down tightly. The mortise will be made where the XXXs mark the spot. You can notice the 8 degree angle marked on the sides of the tenon for the mortise. Since my drill bit was not very long I had ...

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Trestle Table #27: Fitted Through Tenons into Leg Mortises

10-30-2016 08:43 PM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

This morning I am fitting the stretcher’s long tenons into the leg’s through mortise. A bit more hand chisel work and I will have it. After both through tenons fit well, then I will cut a through mortise angled at 8 degrees. That mortise will be through the tenon’s top and drilled or cut all the way to the bottom of the tenon. However, a part of the mortises’ top will be hidden into the leg and more of it hidden at the tenon’s bottom. The wedge’s...

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Trestle Table #26: Cut Through Tenons on Stretcher

10-30-2016 02:15 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I have been very pleased with the leg assemblies I glued together yesterday plus this test cut of the through tenons I will be cutting soon on the trestle table’s stretcher. The through tenons are 3/4 inches thick and just over 3 inches long. To cut these tenons I use a 3/4 inch tenon spacer on my table saw’s multi-use RIP fence jig. The spacer is 3/4 thick plus the kerf’s width of my Freud RIP blade. The test cut tenon fitted right off from the cuts made on my tabl...

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Trestle Table #25: Leg Assemblies

10-29-2016 02:05 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

Today was an enjoyable day in my shop using my bench planes and spokeshaves. For the flat surfaces I used my Wood River #4 smoothing plane to flatten and prepare them for assembly and glue up. I used my newly made adjustable bench dogs built from a Woodsmith plan to pinch down the parts so I could plane their surfaces. With my leg parts pinched between my Veritas panel clamp and the newly made Woodsmith adjustable bench dogs I smooth planed all the flat surfaces. The adjustable bench ...

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Trestle Table #24: Cut Curves and Planed the Mill Marks

10-28-2016 02:58 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

Today I cut the curved leg parts at my bandsaw. With my Wood River low angle block plane I removed the saw marks. The burn marks were done with my 1/4” bandsaw blade. I replaced it after cutting my first leg part; a foot. I replaced that blade with a 1/2” Wood Slicer bandsaw blade for my 17” Grizzly G0513ANV bandsaw. I was pleased to learn that I could use my leg taper jig for tapering the legs for this trestle table. I placed blue painter’...

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Trestle Table #20: More Work on Leg Assemblies

10-24-2016 05:40 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I spent this evening working to have the tenons fit into their respective mortises; in the foot and the cap parts. I am so glad I took that Woodcraft sharpening class. Having wicked sharp blades and hand chisels mae all the difference now. I trimmed the ends of the tenons at my bandsaw. The double tenons fit into the foot; whereas the CAP mortise is a single wide. To refine the tenons i fixed the leg part in my workbench’s vise and used my very sharp hand chisels. I h...

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Trestle Table #12: Next Steps: Cut Tenons Using Twin Blade Joinery Method

09-17-2016 09:37 PM by HappyHowie | 3 comments »

I began work in my shop this morning by squaring up the corners or ends of these router bit made mortises. As you can see I have an Irwin Marples 3/8” or 10 mm hand chisel as well as a Robert Sorby mortising chisel in the same size 3/8” or 10 mm. For this blog entry I am writing what I plan to do next instead of writing briefly what I did in my shop. Maybe this way I will be more thorough and clear of what my steps will be. I subscribe to Woodcraft Magazine. I lov...

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Trestle Table #11: Next Steps: Cut Tenons Using Twin Blade Joinery Method

09-17-2016 09:33 PM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I began work in my shop this morning by squaring up the corners or ends of these router bit made mortises. As you can see I have an Irwin Marples 3/8” or 10 mm hand chisel as well as a Robert Sorby mortising chisel in the same size 3/8” or 10 mm. For this blog entry I am writing what I plan to do next instead of writing briefly what I did in my shop. Maybe this way I will be more thorough and clear of what my steps will be. I subscribe to Woodcraft Magazine. I lov...

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