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Workshop part 2

I managed to get 3 hours of work straight yesterday on my workshop project. There is definitely something good about home office on confinement !

I manage to cut the grove on the horizontal beam. This allow to fit the top shelves plate nicely in the grove. The foot had to have a groove too, other wise it would not be looking good. I fitted the horizontal beam to the vertical and foot using dovetail, just one big one. After all this I was able to glue and fit my first two parts together.

First two parts !

The edge for the plate is longer than the horizontal bar as it fits on the two vertical element.

The grove at the bottom for the bottom shelve

The slot for the bottom plate, at exactly the same height as the other side … At least I hope…

Glued !

The two elements together. I check with the square to make sure the tow parts where squared before clamping them together. The fitting of the dovetail is not perfect, there is a bit of a gap. But the glue is filling the gap so it should not be too visible !

That it is for today and for the foot. Next will be to cut the slots for the French cleaves, finishing the first side.

Workshop Part 1

Today I am continuing the left side of the first element I started yesterday. I had to make a new part as I broke the other one I made during cutting with chisel.

The part I am making is the side block, that hold the horizontal French clearfs and the two plates used as storage.

I first cut a dovetail type in the vertical beam to mount the horizontal one.

I cut first using a Japanese saw and finished with chisel ( Japanese of course 🙂 ). To make sure the cuts are perfectly straight and perpendicular, I used a small guide.

I also cut the grove where the top plate is coming.

This was all from yesterday, today I cut the grove in the horizontal element to fit the top plate and cut the grove for the lower plate in the vertical beam.

I cut the second slot for the lower shelve. I first use s saw to cut as much as possible. Then remove the wood using a chisel and make the sides. To make the sides, I use a hard wood piece as guide.

It helps me getting the line straight but also helps me to get the cut vertical. I am not good at it so I use all the tricks I can …

When both sides are done, I use my veritas to check the high, I just slide it along and when it stops, I have to remove more material at the bottom. Simple !

And with a bit of patience it is done !

Voila ! That is enough for today, let see tomorrow how far I get.