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Blog entry by Tooch posted 04-21-2016 04:29 PM 675 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After fixing the holes in the legs, it was time to square up the top supports and begin on the large motise and tenon joints on the underbracing. I started by finding the center of the supports and measuring out from there:

After that, I carefully marked out what needed to be removed:

I used a combination of a 3/8” mortise bit (for the corners), a 2” forstener bit (for the large middle section), and a hand chisel to clean up everything else.

A dado bit on the table saw made the large Tenon’s on the tops of the legs.

I plan on draw boring the top, but can’t yet do that until I finish the M&Ts on the cross beams on the bottom. The reality of the size and weight of this table is now starting to sink in, and I feel like it’s going to be massive.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails



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#1 posted 04-22-2016 01:05 AM

Watching and waiting for the final product.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 04-22-2016 02:42 AM

Looking good buddy. Those M&T’s look heavy duty. Looking forward to next update

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