Tuesday 20 May 2008

Deck beam mortises

Next the mortises for the eleven deck beams. All the joints are mortises that sit at 17º and
with that each beam will sit against the curve of the gunwales this sounds like the
job for
a new jig.

This jig keeps the holes 1cm down from the edge and the holes at 17º.

This is what is left to clean up after drilling with jig.

Then theres a bit of chiselling to clean up and square the joint
and finished off with a file heres our first deck mortise.

One down 21 to go :)

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