It’s about to get pretty intense in the shop here - I just put four new classes on the schedule, and they filled up like this:
So the next few weeks will be all about prepping materials and cleaning up the shop a bit. And maintenance. Getting the tools in order. And restocking. And... well, you get the idea.
The other day, a customer walked in with a broken headboard, not an uncommon repair. The leg had broken off.
It wasn't surprising, due to its age and poor joinery. There was a poorly designed mortise and tenon that connected them, and it simply failed.
Now I've done a few repairs like this before, and knew it was a relatively simple job - trim off the existing tenon (the "poor joinery" part of this equation), fill in the mortise with a piece of solid wood,
and re-attach the pieces using dominos.
No, not these...
...I meant Festool's dominos, like these.