|Forum topic by DaveMoore||posted 11-09-2011 01:32 AM||2506 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
11-09-2011 01:32 AM
I’m starting to build a dining table along the lines of Nakashima’a Frenchman’s Cove design, like this . I say along the lines, but actually I mean a blatant copy :-)
My problem is the joints between the legs and feet. I presume these are bridle joints, but I’ve bever cut one before so I’m hoping someone can confirm if I’m going about it the right way. First, the actual joint design – there seem to be two obvious ways the joint could be constructed –
Am I right in thinking the second design will give me a much more solid joint? Or are there any downsides to the second design? Do people think it’d be worth drawboring it or is there more than enough glue surface to hold?
Next, cutting the joint itself. I presume I’d cut the leg piece first and then fit the foot to it? That seems like the most sensible way to me, but if anyone has any advice for cutting the joint it would be very welcome. I guess I should mention, I’ll be limited to hand tools and a router.
Thanks in advance,