Thursday, May 20, 2010

mortised top and bottom

Today I've been setting up for White Street Art Walk, signed a contract with Taunton Press for a new book on making small cabinets, and mortised the tops and bottoms of my small walnut chests of drawers for the sides to fit. I'll cut the tenons tomorrow and then begin working on drawer guides. You can see today's operation in the photo above. I use a 1/4" spiral cutter in the router table and use stops and a fence to control the position of the cut. I gradually raise the router bit between cuts until it reaches the planned depth.

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