Barnwood Countertops #5: Laying out the Mortises & Tenons

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Blog entry by spunwood posted 01-05-2012 03:12 PM 7080 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Still Breadboarding: The Main Groove Part 5 of Barnwood Countertops series Part 6: Cutting the Tenons & Repairing a Break »

I love using story sticks, keeps the human error out (as much as possible).

The black walnut was used to mark off the tenons and mortises. It was trimmed at each consective point of layout. You can see

my layout plan,

the story stick at work

a shorter story stick for the next layout

the story stick on the breadboard

the layout on the bread board

The layout on a panel

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#1 posted 01-05-2012 03:13 PM

Looks like a nice simple way not to screw things up … good looking barn boards too.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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