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Blog series by ytsejamr updated 08-25-2008 02:43 PM 2 parts 8132 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: Design

08-12-2008 09:32 PM by ytsejamr | 8 comments »

Well, I might as well give this whole blog thing a try. I’ve been having a hard time picking my next project. I have so many things I could make, but really nothing pressing. There is a large “honey-do” list, so I asked the wife what I should make next. She said “piano bench”. Our neighbors gave us their upright piano a couple years ago, but they didn’t give us a bench. Once again, I’m going to use this as practice for furniture building. ...

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Part 2: Design - joinery

08-25-2008 02:43 PM by ytsejamr | 2 comments »

So I haven’t forgotten about this bench. I have lots of spare time to plan my woodworking projects before I actually work on them. So I decided to work out all the joinery for the bench. I’m going to try my hand at loose mortise and tenon. I figured loose tenons would be easier because of all the curves. My plan is to route the mortises in the stock before I cut the curves. Here’s what I came up with: So enough planning . . . time to start cutting . . .

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