We’ll now bring the whole project together by fitting the fixing, starting with the pivot bolt.
Time to glue up the top frame then clean up and make a few refinements. Once the top frame is complete, a few refinements to the leg frames and the clothes airer is almost complete.
The tenon is cut and adjusted for a close fit in the mortise before the protruding end is rounded over. Then there are a few areas to refine with a little shaping before the leg frame is glued up.
Time to layout the foot before introducing the bandsaw as an option for cutting the curves. Once the shaping has been refined, it’s time to lay out the mortise and tenons and chop the mortises.
This multi-functional clothes airer starts with the layout of one of the key joints. The foot joint features a sliding dovetail with housing dado, and the first step is to remove the middle section that will slide over the foot.
Description This clothes airer is designed to build skill and teach two new joints; a wedged round tenon combined with a stopped housing dado and a sliding dovetail with housing dado. Paul introduces the optional use of a bandsaw alongside the predominance of hand tools to make this handy project. Tool List Knife Square Combination […]