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Blog series by robscastle updated 12-08-2017 04:09 AM 8 parts 15546 reads 58 comments total

Part 1: SPalm and SMaloof Joint work

07-08-2014 04:26 AM by robscastle | 6 comments »

I was into more joints today inspired by the post of SPalm’s “Shop stool to table”. I read Steve’s blog on how he did the joints, and frankly it looked a little too easySo I raided my reycycled timber supply and ripped some stock to do a test run. I didnt expect to get anywhere near the quality joint I finished up with, and I was a little disapointed after the fact that I had not used some better quality materials. Any way here is a pictorial sequence of the...

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Part 2: How to shorten timber using a tenoning Jig

09-24-2014 04:33 AM by robscastle | 7 comments »

I was reading a post by Partickhosey showing a joint he made and the associated comments regarding its strength and durability. The joint looked like one I could try, if only to work out how to make it. I started off with some rubbish timber jointed it square and set to work Its obviously a half lap joint so I cut them in with the table saw With that done marked out where the four tenons would fit. Returned to the table saw and cut the four entry points in This i...

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Part 3: Woodsmith Tip Rabbeted Miter Joint test

04-05-2015 06:50 AM by robscastle | 7 comments »

If you are a Woodsmith Tip person every now and then a Woodsmith Video tip is posted. Over the Easter Break I received the Rabbeted Miter Joint video tip and thought I would give it a run. Some differences between my set up and that shown in the video demonstration. I do not have a left tilting saw so the cut is inverted on one section.I used a stop block instead of a rubbing stripI did not use an outriggerI did not switch blades from a Rip blade to a Crosscut Blade.I used some rec...

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Part 4: The Reverse Glue Joint Aug 2015

08-27-2015 05:47 AM by robscastle | 3 comments »

A question was raised regarding the reverse glue joints I used on Edna’s Kitchen Workbenches. To best address this question and the fact I had off cuts remaining I decided to add it as a blog. The reverse glue joint is exactly that . Reverse. A matching profile is cut on each piece to be joined simply by reversing the timber before cutting. Glue. The joint is designed to be fixed by glueing. Joint. Its one of the many joint methods available to join timber. However...

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Part 5: 3 Way Joint In the begining

11-03-2016 06:26 AM by robscastle | 4 comments »

This “proof of concept” activity is a direct result of ChuckM posting a project about a 3 Way Joint he had made It was an interesting article and generated some also interesting replies.I am always keen to try a “different” joint even if just for the heck of it so I decided to try it for myself mainly to see if I could do the same as it looked cosmetically attractive. I do not own a domino Joiner so I was not able to strengthen the joint that way.Instead I used r...

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Part 6: 3WJ Frame Assembled and begining the sanding then oh no

11-04-2016 12:16 AM by robscastle | 7 comments »

Well I took everything out of the clamps and it looked good Leg Joint 1 Leg Joint 2See below Leg Joint 3 Leg joint 4 So I commenced sanding the frame overall however right before my eyes Leg No 2 fell off! Humm looks like EarlS was indeed correct…. and those Dominos are looking better. The original 3 way joint picture from ChuckM So back to the jig saw puzzle clamping again That kinda stopped progress in one foul swoop so while I await the glue to ...

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Part 7: 3WJ frame Dowel pins, bracing and shelf

11-04-2016 09:06 AM by robscastle | 1 comment »

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 braci...

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Part 8: Is it a "Y" joint? AKA The Candy Pinwheel joint.

12-08-2017 04:09 AM by robscastle | 23 comments »

I saw this picture of a fancy mortice and tenon joint and was facinated for one how it looked and also how was made. I “fiddled” around with a protractor and some old packing crate timber and then calculated how to make a jig to the do the cut outs for each end of the timber, at this stage no M&T will be done, not just yet anyway just yet one step at a time. I made a jig to hold the wood at 60 degrees and then I needed the ability to slide it across the saw blade to ...

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