Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'tenon'

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Small Projects #53: Walnut Air Filter Stand

08-25-2021 02:01 AM by Madmark2 | 7 comments »

We have pets and with pets comes pet dander and allergies. We bought a Grizzly G0738 two stage (5um & 1um) filter. Grizzly G0738 two stage, three speed air filter w/ remote. It really makes a difference but it’s not the most attractive box in the bedroom. It’s been sitting on a faux walnut MDF stand that’s falling apart. I decided, and SWMBO agreed, that something better was needed. Completed top is gorgeous! I came up with a design for a real walnut (& ...

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Benchcrafted Roubo Workbench #5: Mortises and Tenons, and more

07-04-2021 12:33 PM by EarlS | 8 comments »

The base (legs, rails, cabinet supports) are finally finished. Well, finished except for finish. That was kind of the theme of this phase of the build, finished except for finishing. First, a couple pictures of the assembled base. The walnut has been wiped down with a coat of Watco Black Walnut, and the cherry legs were wiped down with a coat of Watco Cherry Danish Oil. They will get a couple of coats of semi-gloss Arm-R Seal a little later in the process. Following the plan...

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Woodsmith CNC Router - Adapting it for Horizontal Milling #1: Milling Tenons

06-10-2021 10:57 PM by Mike_190930 | 0 comments »

Recently I’ve been learning through trial and error, mostly error, to make tenons with compound angles for building chairs. For me at least, this has turned out to be a skill that is not easily acquired. But, as a retired engineer, I retained other skills that have allowed me to sidestep the traditional methods of producing compound angle tenons (and mortices for that matter). Since I have a working CNC, it occurred to me that I could build some adapters for the CNC (described elsewhere ...

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Crib for Granddaughter #1: Progress to date

10-23-2020 10:00 PM by GrumpyCub | 0 comments »

I’m using this blog to document my progress on building a crib for my 1st grandchild. It has long been a desire of mine to build a crib for a child or grandchild and I am so thankful for the opportunity. The goal is have to have true mortise and tenon joinery throughout, while being able to disassemble the crib for storage. Here we go! Purchased about 30 board feet of beautiful red oak for this project. Step one was to laminate some of the oak for the four legs. Onc...

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Zhuzhing an IKEA Chopping Block

08-25-2020 09:48 AM by PeteCollin | 1 comment »

Hello All,My wife and I got a butcher block as a wedding gift 15 years ago, the kind on a rolling cart. We like it and use it all the time. The IKEA-style quick-assemble frame was always pretty rickety. Also, the stuff stored on the shelves underneath always got covered in dust because it is right next to the heating duct. So Miranda asked me to enclose the cart. While I was at it, I gave the frame proper mortise and tenon joints to make it rigid. One twist is that the griddle that we...

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Drop Leaf Table #4: Back to the Table

12-07-2019 02:09 PM by Tom | 2 comments »

Finally getting back to my table project. Work, family, holidays, etc. I think one of my biggest challenges is stepping away from a project and then getting my head back into the process from where I left off. So with the three rails completed with mortise and tenons, I can work on the drawer rails. On the original antique table, the top rail appears to be a bridle joint. I could not tell how the lower joint was constructed, but my guess is a mortise and tenon. I decided to ...

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Drop Leaf Table #2: Building the Frame

11-26-2019 10:49 PM by Tom | 2 comments »

I am going to remake the old drop leaf table using hand tools that I think are appropriate for the age of the piece. I have not made a table like this before, so this will be a learning experience for me. It will be nice to have the old table as a reference. I decided to use oak boards from the home center. They are kind of pricey, but they are nicely machined and planed, so I can concentrate more on the joinery and less on the bull work of preparing the material. For now, I will just st...

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Stickley No. 369 Slant-arm Morris Chair #4: First fit up

12-18-2018 04:28 PM by TigerTed | 0 comments »

Did diagonal cut the underarm support stretchers to conserve wood. It’s expensive. The pretty stuff outside. Knots/defects are kept inside. Dry fit what we have so far. Not a chair yet but something. Now we are laying out the under arm tenons. Note that those bottom side stretchers will be angled which adds a lot of complication.

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Stickley No. 369 Slant-arm Morris Chair #3: Rough joinery

12-18-2018 01:40 PM by TigerTed | 0 comments »

All legs are lined up and penciled with rough location of joints to avoid error. A knife and mortise gauge are used to locate mortises and tenons. Bandsaw is used to cut the cheeks. I roughly align one face. After the cut is made, I use a carefully thicknessed spacer to cut the other face. An angled trench is made at the shoulder line with a chisel. The cross cut hand saw is then guided in the trench to release the cheek. Edges of the tenon were removed with a combination of ba...

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The Great Table #1: Steep Learning Curve...

05-03-2018 12:09 AM by haystack | 1 comment »

Hello All! I’m posting this in order to get some ideas, life expectancy, and general feedback for my first wood project. Anything you can see that would be an issue, may have worked well, or you would have done differently i’d be very interested to read. I’d like to introduce you to my project and a little about myself: I have not previously done any woodworking. This project was brought up by an opportunity and lots of Google… This is an attempt at a ...

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