Woodworking Week 2


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Continued from last week, this week we measured and traced lines for the mortise and tenon joinery on legs and aprons. We used a nifty marking gauge to cut parallel lines for each needed measurement. We used a drill press to remove most of the material from the mortises and then a chisel to cut straight edges on the ends of each mortise. We will route these out next week. I dropped and broke both a marking gauge and a beautifully sharp chisel. I’m feeling fascinatingly clumsy and slow with this new medium, but having fun anyway. I loved using the chisel, it was very satisfying.

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