|Project by HorizontalMike||posted 08-12-2010 04:38 PM||6587 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
This is our dining table and it gets daily use. The table base was getting loose at the mortise and tenon joints on 3 of the 4 corners so it was time to do something about it. This was my adventure in looking back nearly 200 years into the eyes of the woodworking craftsman that built this table. Once I had the table apart it felt like I was there helping build a new table using the original hand tools along with the original woodworker, with the only exception being my effort to preserve as much of the original finish as possible.
FWIW, I found the pocket hole construction to be particularly interesting where the WW used a 7/8” brad bit and chisel.
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-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."