Mystery Project – Post 1
Posted by MikeM , 14 May 2012 · 85 views
Until the person receives this, I really cant say what it is yet. My blog is linked to Facebook and twittter and they or someone they know could see this. Anyway I made some further progress on it tonight. What I can say is that the project will compose of at least 2 panels using mortise and haunched tenon joinery. After milling the boards for the 2 panels, I ran a groove in the edges to accept the panel and the haunch of the tenons. I did two passes on the table saw flipping face against the fence so that groove will be perfectly centered. From there I started working on the mortises. Since I didn’t have a long enough router bit, I decided that the best way to do these was with the drill press, a forstner bit, and a few chisels. It took several hours to complete, but this evening I was able to complete 8 mortises. The next step will be to start working on the tenons. I don’t currently have a tenoning jig, so I will likely putting one together that runs over the fence to accomplish this. I will update my blog once I have one made.