Notch, notch...go f#@k yourself

February 28, 2009

Latest Post My epic journey from Orchard to Orchard by Owen Soule

Ah yes, the weekend is upon us again and that means it was time to fire up ye olde Soule Designs Workshop for a little woodworking action...notch style.  We now join the "couch" end table saga, already in progress....

Having finished the rough mortise/plunge router cuts on Monday night I set out to complete the remaining bits of the legs today.  This entailed creating a series of notches for the drawer rails to fit into.  To accomplish this I crafted a board and bolted it to my router table miter gauge - simple enough - the hard part came in lining up the router and setting the stop blocks.

Skipping past the hours of testing and fiddling - I had my roughly cut notches with only minor chipping around the router cuts.  Not really a big deal as any chips or router blowback will be neatly tucked away in the dark/foreboding inside of the "couch" end table.

The next step was finalizing the legs by squaring up the notches and mortises.  First I had to ready my chisels which lead to the inevitable stabbing of my finger and a few pints/quarts of lost blood.  If I'm within two feet of a chisel I'm sure to get cut, so Band-Aids were at the ready and I patched myself up in no time.   I posted a nifty before and after chiseled leg pic on the web album of this project which is available by clicking the image above.   I hoped to get all the legs done today, and the apron tenons too, but I'll settle for one - if we don't get a ton of snow tomorrow I'll return to the Soule Designs Workshop and finish the job.

Notch, notch.

Owen Soule

Published February 28, 2009