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Workbench #13: Leg Assemblies Complete

908 days ago by HungryTermite | 7 comments »

Now that I know what the actual width of the top will be (23 1/2 inches by the way) I was able to cut the short stretchers that connect the front and back legs: I decided to try to drawbore the legs with 3/8” pegs since the short stretchers will be attached permanently. I had already drilled the holes in the legs so all that was left to do was to mark the location on the tenon so the holes could be drilled. I couldn’t get the stretcher all the way into the mortise for some reason so I measured the gap at the shoulder and took that into account when I shifted the holes before drilling. The total shift was just over 1/8 inch. This seems excessive but the wood is soft ...

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