Coyote Jim

I did a dumb. Now what?

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One of these things is not like the others.

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The issue is that it is supposed to be like the others.

Is there a fix for this? Or would the fix take longer than just milling up another board?

The mortise is 5/8" x 2.5" (do you like how I mixed fractions and decimals there?)

Hand chopped so the inside is all jagged.

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Not to take sides, but one of the two above or both,  is a good resolve! 

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I'd make a new part that board seems long enough to use on something else in the future. I just put a mortise in the wrong spot this past weekend.... The offending piece is still sitting on my shop floor where i refuse to look at it for having a mortise in the wrong spot.

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4 minutes ago, Chestnut said:

I'd make a new part that board seems long enough to use on something else in the future. I just put a mortise in the wrong spot this past weekend.... The offending piece is still sitting on my shop floor where i refuse to look at it for having a mortise in the wrong spot.

Dont you just hate it when mortices move after you cut them?

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4 minutes ago, Gary Beasley said:

Dont you just hate it when mortices move after you cut them?

I don't get how they move so danged far. If it was just a little bit up or down it'd be ok but when it's on the opposite side of the leg!!! :D

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It's diffusion.  There were more mortices on one side than the other so they naturally move to the area of lower concentration.  

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14 minutes ago, Mark J said:

It's diffusion.  There were more mortices on one side than the other so they naturally move to the area of lower concentration.  

Or osmosis.

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