Edison Lamp Dry

I finished the sides of the Edison lamp yesterday which are made from 5/4 walnut.  Because the sides are so wide (8″), I had to overhang my 6″ jointer by 2″ (math is hard!).  The 2″ ledge that is left by the jointer had to be leveled to the face jointed portion with a hand plane.  My Krenov handmade plane worked great here.

jointer  Sides

I next worked on the rails which include two short upper and two longer lower rails.  The sides are splayed by 3 degrees so this can get a little tricky when measuring for the length of the rails.

Dry Assembly of the Lamp – No Mortises yet for Loose TenonsEdison_Lamp_dry

Next up is joinery and for this I will be using floating tenons.

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