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Shaker Candlestands #2: Making the prototype

09-14-2016 02:30 AM by Phil | 0 comments »

The next step in make my Shaker candlestands was to figure out how to hold the spindles/posts to cut the dovetail mortises for the legs. After turning it over in my head for a couple of weeks, watching some videos on youTube (include 3 different New Yankee Workshop episodes where Norm makes pedestal tables), and trying a few options, I finally decided to make a fixture to hold & index the post at 120° and use a router to cut the mortises [1]. Here’s the fixture: The post is suspended between two nails in the centers of the ends, and then wedged in place with shims. A single screw below the front nail is driven into the bottom of the post to hold it perfectly still. ...

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