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Sculptural 4 Drawer Cabinet on Cantilevered Frame

Sculptural 4 Drawer Cabinet on Cantilevered Frame Functional and Sculptural… …The frames are my refined interpretation of a barn structure …Showing the beauty and strength of wood in dynamic...

Recent comments

Re: Adrian McCurdy: Furniture Riven from the Log

Adrian is having a love affair with oak, hand tools and the creative process. The fact that a functional piece of furniture is created when he is done is secondary.

I'm sure he has one foot into nirvana when he is doing this.

His work is similar to the American Rustic furniture culture, using branches, slabs and whatever else gets the job done beautifully.

I could go on and on but his video and work speaks for itself.

Great work!
Birdie Miller

Re: Behold, the Speed Tenon

I'm open to almost any technique that gets the job done right.

But this one isn't the right one for this job.
The first set up would be to cut the cheeks of the tennon, with the part in the vertical position, then the shoulder cuts in the horizontal position. This can be done safely with a follow up piece of wood with the possibility of using an extension fence for support.

When I have a tennon to cut, there are usually many others to cut, the set up I'm talking about is easy, safe, fast and accurate, and doesn't put side stress on the TS bearings.
Any setup time is divided by many tennons to cut and is probably faster per tennon than the technique shown in the video.

The repetitive (cove cuts) in the video leave a rough and uneven surface, which may be OK for a closed tennon, but a smoothe surface is a better glue surface.

Like I said, there is a use for many different techniques, but the one shown in the video to cut tennons, "doesn't make the grade for me".

Birdie Miller

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