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Dining Table Build #4: Upper and Lower Sretchers

09-11-2014 09:57 PM by Mark | 2 comments »

I built the top stretchers using 2 5/8 X 4/4 stock I shaved down to 7/8. Then I cut a 3 ¾ tenon on each end. And a quick clean up. The lower stretcher is 7” x 7/8 with a 3 ¾ tenon on each side. I took the end assemblies apart to cut the mortises in the lower splats and the upper part of the legs.After drilling a series of holes to remove the bulk of the waist I clamped a block to the work piece to ensure my chisel cuts were straight. And the same for the upper legs. I used the same procedure with the stretchers, only this time I used a block cut to 7°. This is the angle for the wedges. I cut the upper and lower wedges form scrap Walnut. After laying out the 7° ...

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