It has been a couple of months since I have posted but I have been slowly coming along with the Barnsley Table. The stretcher had a lot of carving and bevels, but they are finished. It had some interesting joinery issues as well.
The stretcher has almost the identical joinery that the upper frame has. I made one change here to simplify construction and that was to not have an acute point on the tenon. The pencil is pointing to the squared off tenon. Doing that made the mortise much faster to cut and also made adjustments easier. I am told that is what timber framers do.
Before carving, the diagonal joinery was given a dry run. It was easier to do that joinery while the pieces were still square.
The stopped rip cut was made on the table saw along with the end tenons. The bandsaw cut the curves.
A template was used to draw all the bevels.
Off to the shaving horse to cut all the bevels.
Next the stretcher was clamped, glued, and drawbored.
The legs were drilled, tenon ends were drilled offset 1/32 with a doweling jig. The offset will pull the joint tight.
Next is gluing the entire undercarriage.