Last night I glued up this framework. I designed it to show some of the joinery (more as a practice for myself than for any other reason), specifically the through mortices with the rounded over ends.
I clamped and glued in the directions shown in the red arrows in the attached picture. One thing that struck me though is that had my joinery been…[Read more]
Regarding your last post, I was thinking that may be it’s sapele….specially because of that end grain look. Did have a kind of spicy smell?
Again it’s difficult to say from here but to my eyes looks pretty close to it.
I am currently working on the garden bench project. I prepared the long rails to final dimensions. After a few weeks I finally got up to cutting the tenons and noticed significant cupping and even some twist. If I take out the cupping my rail will be too thin. Any advice on possibly salvaging the piece of wood and how to prevent in the future?…[Read more]
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