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This blog is intended to be a journal of my progress as a woodworker. Grab a drink, maybe some popcorn, sit back and enjoy a glimpse into my woodworking projects, both failed and successful. Why should you care what I do, or what I have to say? You shouldn't, but just maybe I can keep you from making the same mistakes that I had to learn the hard way.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Measure twice cut once FAIL

You know the saying "Measure twice cut once"? Yeah me too. Thing is, you have to make sure the reference that you're measuring from is the correct line. As you can see, when I overlay one side on the other, the 3/4" mortise for the second side is off by half the mortise. But only for the 2 side-by-side mortises. So, do I scrap the entire side or try to repair the mortises?

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Quilt rack...

I bought a new poplar board instead of trying to fix the warp.  Yesterday afternoon I milled up the sides.  This morning I milled up the rails.  I have the rails milled and tenoned.  I ganged the rails and cut the tenons on the table saw.  I also have one side mortised and roughed out on the bandsaw.


I'll have to take a trip out to the base to use the spindle and belt sanders to clean it up.  Once I get the side sanded and finished out I can trace it to the other side and cut that one out.  I did make a mistake when cutting the tenons.  I made a mis-cut when cutting the tenon on the table saw.  Just the width of the saw kerf, on one side of one tenon.  So I glued a little repair on there and will whittle it down somehow.

While waiting on the glue to dry and to just do some dovetail practice I started making a simple walnut pen holder for my desk at work.  Here's 2 sides dovetailed.  The other two sides will be pins only.