The long lost project

13 Feb

I headed back to the shop this weekend as planned and worked on an ongoing project. A project that keeps getting set aside! So much so that I realized the other day that I started this project about a year ago! Wow. I feel terrible! Oh well, life goes on, and this project is back in my life, so there’s hope for it yet!

I found a proper storage place for my workpieces out of harm's way under my bench. My intent was to keep them from getting dinged, but I also kind of forgot about them- oops!

I found a proper storage place for my workpieces out of harm’s way under my bench. My intent was to keep them from getting dinged, but I also kind of forgot about them- oops!

My shop is currently tucked away under a hefty amount of snow. The layers have some ice mixed in, so I didn't even bother shoveling a path, I just slid into the shop and climbed out.

My shop is currently tucked away under a hefty amount of snow. The layers have some ice mixed in, so I didn’t even bother shoveling a path, I just slid into the shop and climbed out.

My goal for the day was to dive back into the table project. Three in total. Specifically to continue marking out joints. I had drawn up some sketchup plans of the tables, with rough measurements- but still had to calculate where each tenon and mortise would go.

And a dovetail in the example above! I found my toolclad table saw cover came in handy during this stage of my project! I was about to draw out a dovetail and needed the angle to set my sliding t-bevel and voila! I had my angle set in no time.

And a dovetail in the example above! I found my toolclad table saw cover came in handy during this stage of my project! I was about to draw out a dovetail and needed the angle to set my sliding t-bevel to and voila!

I also used the grid and scale on the toolclad cover to help me orient my parts and keep them square . I’m a fan of relative measurements as they really help to keep things fool-proof.

By the end of my visit I was successful in marking out at least four joints on each table- many more to go- but honestly I have yet to decided what some of the joints will be! I'll start with the ones I do know.

By the end of my visit I was successful in marking out at least four joints on each table- many more to go- but honestly I have yet to decide what some of the joints will be! I’ll start with the ones I do know.

Next visit I’ll be working on cutting all of the joints I marked out. I’m excited to see these parts come together! I’ve known them for so long in their flat-packed state that I was beginning to think they were going to remain that way! Piles no more I say- time for these sticks of wood to transform into furniture! Stay tuned for more joinery magic. ‘Til then, happy woodworking.

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