Knitting box #6: Twin through tenons

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Blog entry by Luke posted 05-25-2009 11:57 PM 1304 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I started by marking out all the cut lines with a marking gauge. I have one of those simple wood pass through another wood with a thumb screw and a little pin, ones… so….I chiseled out the sections in the maple down to the lines after cutting the shoulders with the dovetail saw. I then transfered the tenons to the backside of the zebrawood with the marking gauge again. Then chiseled around the marks and worked on taking out the material with the chisels. A mortiser would be really nice here but I would probably only use it like once a year and that’s easy enough to do with my chisels and just as accurate if I take my time. I checked them for fit and they were all good except for one slight opening in one side. I poured a little yellow glue on the opening and sprinkled some of the zebrawood dust in there then worked it in and around with my finger. It made for a nice fix. I used a block plane to knock down the corners of the tenons BEFORE gluing to get a chamfer all around the edge. I really liked that part as it was the first major thing I’ve used my new LN adjustable block plane for. Rare for me to post a response like this I guess but I had the time, it’s Memorial day! The rest is glue and clamp up history.

-- LAS,

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#2 posted 05-26-2009 03:26 AM

That zebra wood grain has a very pleasing effect. I have only seen it used in smaller sections, never in such a large piece. It gives it a strong visual appeal. Nice work.

-- Trent Tidmore, Grapevine, TX

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#3 posted 05-26-2009 10:22 PM

Great looking result. The zebra wood and dovetails make it really special. Can’t wait to see it finished.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 05-26-2009 10:35 PM

nice detailing beautifull woork .
it looks like some fancy on the side ?
like little tiles ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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