Got a bunch done this weekend on getting the joints cut out and rough fitting the “pie” together. Struggled a bit with the mortises, and although they fit snuggly, they were not as square as I would have liked. Having a decent set of chisels, which I bought after my joint experiment really helped out, but I still lack the experience (I know it will come…that’s why I’m doing this).
Once I was satisfied with the joints and the rough fit, I glued up the end pieces and let them “cure” overnight. The joints are much stronger than I would have thought and I’m very pleased with how they turned out (all things considered). I added the top stretchers this evening and continue to be impressed with how strong this frame is. I plan to add the bottom stretchers tomorrow (time permitting) and then on to “how to attach the top” problem. Pictures of progress are below:
Update: Added final picture of completed table with top installed (sorry about that delay…been busy in the shop and not on the computer)