Monday, January 30, 2017


On the right side, the central post is in two pieces. On the other side, it is one piece.

And here's a nice bone-headed move. Wonder why these nails aren't holding...

Sunday, January 22, 2017

More woodworking

Gardening in winter, not so much. So here's some nice curls of shavings coming up out of the mortise.

Hutch chest end panel

The en panels are complicated, the top rail will be attached to the lid, and in this type of chest, bear the pin on which the lid will hinge. Pardon the modern clamp, the hands of the apprentice would normally fill that role. Besides, they didn't have to photograph their work. Mortises in the front and back will hold the side panels. This is the first of four.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Hutch type chest

Here the tenon is cut the full width of the board. It will be cut down to fit the mortise. In this way we need not be concerned about tearing the ends of the tenon because that part will be gone. Likewise te edges of the mortise will be internal and hidden.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Hutch type chest

So I've finally started in on a non-six-board chest. Joinery for the front is finished. Deep slot mortises, cut by hand, tenons roughed on the table saw then trimmed to fit w chisel and shoulder plane.