Monday, April 25, 2016


Gabe said something about 2 legs being the mirror of the other. I thought, and it made sense to me, that since the mortices where there those go in one way only, so it needs to be so. But in the case without mortises not anymore.

So I went ahead and since I'm skipping the stretchers just marked and cut the 4 legs in the same way.

Now I have two spare legs or a frankestein extension work for tomorrow:

Or maybe our floor is so uneven that it will work anyway. I had anticipated that something was going to go wrong, so I had 1 spare leg. But I never thought it could go so wrong. Well, live and learn. 

It's looking nice —imho — though. Way better than the paint buckets that it used to have as legs. Tomorrow I plan on finishing the mortises and surface planing the top.

Thursday I go buying wood and want to make one or two more. By the 5th mortice I think I will get the hang of it.


  1. Fantastic! This splay leg for is really growing on me, great to see you put it into practice so quickly as per your usual understanding. Have you considered doing one with rails at the very top and beveling the top of the rails so that they meet flat with the top? Are you going to wedge the tenons? That's something that I wanted to do but not for the first time.

    I can already see the forms of hip roof and splay posts coming together for the first Chilean carpentry temple/gazebo. Perhaps there will be a bit of violin playing there as well. Were on our way to making those temples with saws made from reforged industrial steel in the newly planted forests of the old empire.

    1. I actually like the springiness of the unsupported wood, it moulds to your ass somehow. The first mortice is a bit sloppy so I think I need to wedge it (and patch it maybe too). I also like the idea of an dismountable bench.

      If I could move to a place where to store beams I would be working on that temple already. Violin making is also an answer to my lack of space/car :P I'm really looking forward to those saw you will be making man. A BIG madonoko could be the answer to the circular saw I'm thinking of buying for timber framing.