With the combionations possible connecting a horizontal
comnponent to two vertical components (pocket screws not
an option) it's a wonder that anything fits together at
the desired orientations. Wait 'til you do the glue up!
You haven't lived until you've got the parts glued in
place on the bottom half, the upper half parts are all
glued and ready to go and OOPS - one or more parts is/are
upside down, or rotatated 180 on the vertical axis or ...
So many ways to screw up, so few ways to do it right.
Check out my latest OOPS! page. Back track to see some
of the earlier F**K UPS!
There's a "triangle" marking method that might help.
I think this is the one Tom referred to.
Now if I'd just use what I've learned - the hardway.
Expensive tools don't come with the skills and knowledge
necessary to use them correctly. But there are still
a lot of folks who think that if they spend a lot of
money on tools, heirloom quality furniture will auto-
matically spew from them. Marketing folks exploit this
all the time. Young guys think a tricked out car with
a humongous sound system will attract girls. They'd
score more hanging out at a stable and using the money
to take a girl out to dinner or a chick movie on a
regular basis. DAMHIKT.
: ............................................. I then
: went to test fit the joint and saw that I had flipped the brace upside
: before marking the mortice.
: Anybody want to sell some good habits? I would also be interested in
: purchasing experience if any of you have too much. I would be willing to
: trade some youthful exuberance if I could figure out what I did with it.
Free of charge (and of advertising and sneaky dodges) is some
information on my web site concerning the use of 'face side' and 'face edge'
marks. Please look at 'Marking Out Notes'.
Jeff Gorman, West Yorkshire, UK
Email address is username@ISP
username is amgron
ISP is clara.co.uk