Friday, March 4, 2011

Here goes nothing

My router jig was built, the mortises laid out, and the super deluxe double fluted bit was ready. The first aid kit was nearby, and I had one more shot of whiskey just for luck...

Well not really.

Not having made mortise & tenon cuts in about a decade, I started with a quick education on sizes of tenons, etc. It took a short while of studying up, and then I was set.

Studying up, then later we go to the disco...

I started by making relief cuts in the wood with a smaller bit. That way when I did the final cutting I wouldn't have to worry too much about putting excess stress on the wood. Everything went well. I went in 1 3/4 on three cuts, about half way in as recommended.

Nice clean cuts

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