Last time I left with mapping out mortises. Here are the mortises being cut!
I put the shop-made X-Y table back into action because I felt with the angles in the joinery it may be easy to lose a visual reference when cutting free-hand.
Fast Forward the tenon fitting and here is the rail stalk with four tenons on each side! Looks kind of neat and holy crap is it strong!
With the floating tenons glued into the rails I'm looking to get a "seamless" transition between legs and rail on the inside which is a drawer pocket side. Yes, I know my plane's mouth is a bit big. I had replaced this smoother with a Vera one that then de-laminated ... it felt so good in hand and made my hands smell good ha. Oh well.
Using little 45 degree cradles to hold the legs for edge treatment, after pillowing was done.
Aaaaand more pre-finishing. I have a good amount of work left to do with this stand but I figure I want to glue the legs to the side aprons now to eliminate unnecessary variables down the road. To make the glue-up happen I need to pre-finish first. Then I am making the web-frames and assembling the rest of the stand around those.
From the Minneapolis, MN area I have a background in music and am a graduate of MCTC Cabinetmaking and the Inside Passage School of Fine Woodworking. My ventures in woodworking began with drum building where I quickly developed a desire to learn more.
In my work I like to ponder subtle proportions and details, enjoy contemplating clean organic form and space, and am inspired by the play of liveliness and humble grace.
At the end of the day I hope I’ve reached a level of harmony to experience through my process and share in its result.