I’m sure this will be more than obvious to most people but I thought I would share from previous experience cutting haunched mortices given that was the subject of the latest series video online.
I’m very much a novice and have made the small table from Paul’s DVD series… When I came to sawing the sides of the haunch I was putting all my attention on making sure the side of the saw was exactly in line with where I wanted to make my cut and failed to notice that with almost each stroke I was hitting the lower most shoulder line/cut (which I had chopped perfectly!) with the toe of the saw. I didn’t notice until I had completed that one leg and with the tenon in place it would have been visible in the finished table, meaning some serious correction.
I’m not sure if the visibility will be an issue with this project as I’m not sure on the finished aesthetics obviously , but I hope this helps someone.
i know how you feel i cut the shape of my leg on the wrong face, if that wasnt bad enough i the proceeded to cut the arch shape in the on the top of my apron.ah well i am sure mr sellers learnt from many mistakes as a young apprentice
<div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Mark Armstrong wrote:</div>
Thats why you should take extra care when marking out and numbering and work from your face sides all the time.<br><br>
I have done a few clangers in my time.
HaHa you might need to follow your own advice then buddy.
Sorry I could not resist
I’ve always been a better preacher than a doer