Joints #7: 3WJ frame Dowel pins, bracing and shelf

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 11-04-2016 09:06 AM 2108 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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The 3 Way Joint is progressing into a small seat due to a requirement to brace the original joints to ensure no more legs “fall off”

First up I fitted some dowel pins to the legs

This involved drilling a small hole as a guide from the top and down into each leg at an angle, then following up with a 8mm dowel hole.

As you can see the joint is far from the perfect butt joint, I cut off the excess with my japanese pull saw.

I found some suitable material for bracing and the shelf frame and then some plywwod for the seat and shelf base

Its some recycled skirting off cuts for the triangles and shelf frame.

This is where I am up to by the end of today.

that effectively is the end of the joint work as the remainder is now fairly standard wood work.

I will add in closing that soon I am going to dress up some timber, joint and thickness it and try again with a bigger piece and see if I can get the dowels inside the joint..

Looks like becoming a little seat for my grandson Rocky.

Thanks everybody for watching and commenting.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 11-04-2016 09:17 AM


I knew you’d do it… :)

Looks a little complicated…

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