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Trestle Table #22: Fixed My Fit by Deepening My Mortises

10-26-2016 12:30 AM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

I really like that my work is reviewed by other woodworkers through the blog entries I make on my projects. Today was a good example of how someone helped me. My leg tenons were not fitting deep enough into the foot and cap mortises. I commented that I was going to trim the length of my tenons in order to have them sit better. Before I entered my shop I read a comment that was posted today in my blog. Jack cautioned me about cutting my tenons shorter. I appreciate that comment. It le...

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Trestle Table #21: Mortise Work for fitting Tenons

10-25-2016 04:58 AM by HappyHowie | 2 comments »

I was not able to work long today in my shop. However, I did do some chisel work with the double mortises in the feet of this trestle table. I was able to close the gap except for about a 1/16 inch. I suspect that I did not get the depth I though I had set for the router plunge mortising work I did. Tomorrow I will trim the length of my tenons. I will trim a 1/16 of an inch and see how that fits before taking anymore from the tenons.

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Bridge City Tools: TenonMaker TM-1 #2: Kerfmaker Shop Made JIG

10-23-2016 01:16 AM by HappyHowie | 2 comments »

Since Bridge City Tool Works do not have their KM-1 Kerfmaker in stock and they are without any indication if they will be making others, I have decided to make a similar jig in my shop. I have just a few more steps to complete this kerfmaker jig. 1) cut 1 inch off the top piece and glue it one end of the bottom piece. 2) With the top and bottom pieces fitted together drill a hole through both piece centered on their width and 1 1/2 inches away from the glued end. This hole w...

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Bridge City Tools: TenonMaker TM-1 #1: My New TenonMaker TM-1

10-22-2016 04:57 AM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

I ordered a Bridge City Tools TenonMaker TM-1. It arrived yesterday. It is a small device. I am still trying to get experience with it. I was also interested in ordering their KM-1 Kerfmaker tool, but it was not in stock, or not a stock item. I believe customers must indicate that they would order this tool if Bridge City Tool made another production run. However, I am not sure if they are going to make the Kerfmaker again. Since I am left wonder on this subject, I am going to attemp...

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Trestle Table #18: Through Mortises in Leg

10-20-2016 12:35 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

Today I trimmed the tenon shoulders on my table saw. I am glad I own an Incra 3000 HD miter gauge. I thought I had completed all of the shoulder trims, but while plunge routing the through mortises I discovered I had missed one of these shoulders. I had taken the Incra miter gauge off my Saw Stop. No problem, though. Since I have extended the fence to cover the length of the legs, all of my settings to trim these shoulders were still there. All I had to do is remount the Incra miter...

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Trestle Table #13: Cutting Tenons with Spacer Blocks

09-22-2016 07:22 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I have not received a reply from my three questions sent to Saw Stop’s support. I have concluded that they really do not have a setup where I can use multiple blades as in the twin blade joinery article I was using on my other table saw. Based on this assumptions that Saw Stop can and only will have running solutions that pass their computer checks with their two braking systems, I have moved forward with a spacer block solution for cutting tenons on my Saw Stop table saw. I repl...

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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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Rocking Chair: An Online Course #2: Woodworking Begins

01-23-2016 04:53 AM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

USPS somehow lost the chair’s full scale plans. They scanned them leaving the last main distribution center and then never got scanned again. They were packed in a shipping tube so it should have been unique enough to stand out. Eventually we worked things out to get a new set to me. That occurred yesterday, Thursday afternoon. By Friday evening I have the plans mounted to 3 by 4 feet backer boards. I have used marker or masonite boards to etch the curved chair parts. That step was d...

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