|Spargelzeit in Bayern|
Yesterday I was having some problems chopping mortises.
Well, the problem is that banging on a mortise chisel in the basement storage room of my apartment building is likely to get me evicted.
My progress yesterday consisted of marking out all of the mortises for the legs on my Shaker side table and chopping out one and a little bit of the other one on the same leg. Then it was quiet time in my building and I had to stop all the racket.
Last night, while laying in bed not sleeping, it occured to me that I marked all the legs the same. In other words, I marked out each leg to take the mortise from an apron. That's OK for the dining table I made last, but this table will have a drawer in the front. Only two legs need mortises like that on each side.
When I got home from work, I was worrying about these legs. I have two that the grain is dead perfect gorgeous. These were supposed to be the front two. The rear legs the grain runs out a little bit. Only the back legs get apron mortises on both faces. I figured I had a 50/50 chance that I did it right.
Now the options are to either change the leg orientation or leave the orientation and insert a patch. The patch shouldn't look too bad, as it will be covered by the front drawer.
But I'll know it is there.
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At least I only screwed up one leg so far.