Friday, December 5, 2014
Walnut Dining Trestle Table: Legs Part 2
This about where we left off on the legs.
Cutting this bridal joint is fun and exacting all at the same time. You can see the kerfs I use to relieve the waste. The final removal can be done via chisel or a bandsaw. Layout marks indicate orientation. Cross grain cuts are all knifed to score fibers.
The leg assemblies are joined via a centrally located stretcher that sits in a thru tenon cut into the upright of each leg. Here is the layout,
The corresponding tenon is cut using a router and router board, here we are sizing the tenon:
Its easy to resolve to beating this joint together but far more productive to slowly work on the fit, there is no hiding a sloppy fit on a thru tenon: