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Stickley No. 622 Trestle Table #5: Support sub-assembly, pegging the legs

05-09-2016 06:48 PM by Tooch | 4 comments »

After finally finishing with the incredibly large mortise and tenon joints in the legs, I still had one more set of mortises to drill and chisel. Ugh. At least this time it was a smaller scale, only going through a 1-1/2” bottom stretcher. Both the drilling and chiseling went a lot smoother, and it definitely helped that I spent 20 minutes sharpening the chisels. The plans called for draw-boring the M&Ts, but I was afraid if I fit them together it would be a real PITA to get em back apart, so I decided to just drill/pin them. First thing I did was to clamp everything together super tight. Next, using a 1/4” bit I drilled through the leg and into the tenon, ...

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