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Hey from KY

Hey people. I.m Ironhead aka Sam and new to the forun and to woodworking for fun. I have done some carpentry hear and there over the years but made my living as an ironworker for 25 years and have been a high voltage lineman for 2 1/2 years now. Like doing pretty much anything outdoors. My wife and I are slowly decorating our house as rustic as we can get it. I decided to start making log furniture recently after our 3rd stay in an old log cabin. Going about it the old fashion way partly because I like the thought of building things like hey did way back when and partly because I don't have the funds for anything but hand tools.

If anybody has any experience cutting mortises and tenons using a draw knife, brace & bit, and chisel I would really like to talk with you and maybe get some pointers to cut down on the " Oh hell " factor.

Thanks for hearing me out.

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Sam,
Welcome to the forum. I can't help you with the rustic furniture, but I am sure there's somebody here that can. Most of my stuff has a plug on the end.
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Welcome to the forum. I know you will find others who can assist you with your questions but want to welcome you from another Kentuckian. I live about half way between Evansville IN and Paducah KY and work in Paducah. Look forward to seeing some of your work. We really like pictures.
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Welcome to the forum ironhead. There are a few rustic builders on here. There is a fairly new section on here for timber framing, I bet one of the guys on there have all your worldly answer. And yes we like pictures.

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enjoy the form and where in ky are you. Carl
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If anybody has any experience cutting mortises and tenons using a draw knife, brace & bit, and chisel I would really like to talk with you and maybe get some pointers to cut down on the " Oh hell " factor.
It's not that hard Sam. Sharp tools that cut not tear/split the grain is step one, I would say probably the most important step often overlooked. You probably want to throw a handsaw in the tool box for squaring the shoulders of the tenon (if you are doing that kind of work, with bottomed out tenons)
My last piece of advice, maybe should have been my first is go to the library and see if they have any of Roy Underhill's books http://www.uncpress.unc.edu/woodwright/index.html
(or just buy them like I did to have around) There is a wealth of knowledge between those pages and just entertaining reading IMO.

You might want to check out this site too ? http://www.greenwoodworking.com/Draw...6T%20Joint.htm

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It's not that hard Sam. Sharp tools that cut not tear/split the grain is step one, I would say probably the most important step often overlooked. You probably want to throw a handsaw in the tool box for squaring the shoulders of the tenon (if you are doing that kind of work, with bottomed out tenons)
My last piece of advice, maybe should have been my first is go to the library and see if they have any of Roy Underhill's books http://www.uncpress.unc.edu/woodwright/index.html
(or just buy them like I did to have around) There is a wealth of knowledge between those pages and just entertaining reading IMO.
Hey raskgle I'm in Owensboro, KY in Daviess County.

Daren I clicked on the link and my jaw dropped when I saw what underhill has written books about. I was going to go to the library and see what they have to offer anyway. now I will see if they have any of his books to read. Will definitely be buying them as soon as I can.
Thanks for the welcome guys and will post pics as they come.
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