Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Timberframed mailbox post

Just about finished, all that's left is to put it out by the road. Main joint is a housed wedged through mortise, brace is blind mortise and tenon at both ends.

Tools used, in the order of laying about: hatchet, commander, gimlet, saw, brace and bit, chisel, plane, pencil, mallet, dividers, square, screwdriver (to adjust plane) clamp.

No electricity was used in this project. Cheats are: glued up a part that split, used cut nails for added security on the brace.

Garden and woodworking

So I did a rather great lot of weeding over the weekend, so being sick of that turned my attention to the mailbox post project again. Here is the main joint, almost home

Now the brace mortise. Then two joints at once... !

Sunday, August 21, 2016