Drilling into angled legs

NOTE:

TURN LEGS ON A LATHE, OR USE THE JIG ON PAGE 21

Shaker Bench

SEE PAGE 14

FOR CUTTING FLUTES

SEE PAGE 14

FOR CUTTING FLUTES

SPACER (SEE DETAIL a.)

NOTE:

TURN LEGS ON A LATHE, OR USE THE JIG ON PAGE 21

TENON

Mortising Jigs

1-DEEP MORTISE

TENON

1-DEEP MORTISE

FIRST:

GLUE LEGS INTO SEAT ┬╗RACKETS

NOTE:

DO BOTH STEPS WHILE GLUE IS STILL wrr

FIRST:

GLUE LEGS INTO SEAT ┬╗RACKETS

NOTE:

DO BOTH STEPS WHILE GLUE IS STILL wrr

Kart Cross Seat
GUIDE BLOCK

CHAMFER CORNER OF GUIDE BLOCK

GUIDE BLOCK

CROSS SECTION

GUIDE BLOCK 'AIMS" DRILL BIT

Drilling a mortise in opposite legs for a connecting stretcher can be a problem. First, the mortises must be drilled the same distance from the floor, and they should be directly across from each other.

drill guide. The system I came up with uses a pair of runners that rest on the floor between the front and back legs, see Fig. 4. When the drill is held between the legs, the bit is "aimed" by a guide block. The result is a mortise in the correct location on each leg.

I started by cutting the runners to fit across the legs, but short of the desired (6") height of the mortises, see Fig. 1. Then I clamped the runners around the legs.

Next, cut a guide block to ride between the runners on a pair of "wings." see Fig. 2. Finally, drill a hole through the guide block the same diameter as the tenon on the stretcher. Then mark the bit when it reaches the desired depth of the mortise, see Fig. 3.

drill MORnsES. To drill the mortises for the stretchers, first insert the drill bit through the hole in the guide block, then fit the block between the runners.

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