Rails and tenons – Bed Side Table

After squaring my pieces up nice and neat, and then laying out the tenons.  I used the following process to cut the 14 12 tenons in the project

Step 1: Using a shim the same size as the tenon plus the blade width, I cut the cheeks of the tenon to the lay out line.

bst cutting tenons (1 of 1)

Step 2: Then I cut the tenon waste off with my hand saw.

bst cutting cheeks (1 of 1)

Step 3: After lining up the tenon with the mortises, I cut the ears to fit.

bst frame (1 of 1)

Takin’ the tool to the wood

suasan board (1 of 1)

This weekend I worked on making a cutting board for a friend, but I also managed to squeak in a little time in on the bed side table that I’m starting.

 

This is what the final piece will look like.

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Made my sticking board .. finally.

For my Six Board Chest, I really wanted to give hand cut mouldings a try.  It’ll be a simple one, so don’t get too excited.  I knew some day a project require the sticking board, but I just hadn’t gotten around to making one.  Now the only problem is to find a place to store it. Its an 8′ long board.

Its an easy project.  I picked up a 1×12′ piece of Popular from Home Depot.  I ripped off two 2″ wide pieces, glued and screwed each piece to one side and trued up the inside edge with my Veritas Jack Rabbet plane.  I also attached a bench hook strip to one end so that I can clamp it in my end vice while pushing it up against my bench dogs.  And Wa-la!!  A sticking board.

Oh, and I have on of Philip Edward’s rabbet planes on the way to cut rabbets with.  So here’s hopin’ this goes well.

 

16" Tenon Saw

Today I received my 16″ Bad Axe Tenon Saw.  Its a big saw and when I unwrapped it, I was really glad I didn’t order the larger saw because it has a fair amount of weight to it.
Just so you know, I’m 5′ 6″ and I don’t have small hands.  The saw felt good in my hands but its heavier than any saw I own.  I’m also a very reluctant and very new sawyer.  My table saw still does, and probably always will, scare the begesus out of me.  And I will probably never own a big collection of hand saws.

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