Tag Archives: tenon

Shop Organization: Chisel Rack!

I guess I got a bug to get more organized as the projects I’m working on get more complicated, storing all the tools in the rolling tool chest o’ many drawers is getting awkward. Plus it seems like all the … Continue reading

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Workbench Day 17: The Bridle Joints…

I didn’t have much time in the shop today, but I do what I can, when I can! There was just enough time to cut the first two bridle joints in the legs (I did both the left rear and … Continue reading

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Workbench Day 14: Trimming Tenons and legs.

I wasn’t sure how much time I’d have today to work on the bench so instead of charging ahead with measuring the height of the legs to get ready for installing the top, I decided to do some more mundane … Continue reading

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Workbench Day 13: Dry fit the base!

Today was very exciting!  I decided to finish the base joinery prep once and for all and powered through the last 3 tenons and mortises.  I wrapped up with a dry run of the base and I am very happy … Continue reading

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Workbench Day 12: More mortises.

Nothing special today,  just more working on chopping mortises and 3 more tenons…lots of sawing.  Lots.  But I have to say I’m seeing a little improvement in my abilities to feel when the wood is telling me I’m going to … Continue reading

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Workbench Day 11: Mortises, Tenons, Sharpening oh my!

After a few friendly reminders, I realize that it is indeed time to take a break and sharpen my chisels before I continue.  I want to make sure the mortises are as sharp and clean as I can make them … Continue reading

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Workbench Day 10: Glue up finished and joinery starts…

I got up with the sun today to get a head start on bench before the munchkins got up.  First order of business was to unclamp the 2nd half that I glued up last night.  Then, after a quick run … Continue reading

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