|Forum topic by Mark||posted 09-15-2013 05:33 PM||740 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
09-15-2013 05:33 PM
Morning all. I’m making a couple of foot stools Mission style. I usually use false tenons on the front of the legs to give the piece a through tenon look. This time I’m trying real through tenons. I have the leg set up on a drill press with a 3/8 brad point bit. I put a piece of scrap under the leg to prevent tear out from the bit. I drill holes as close together as I can, then clean out the waste with a chisel, but I still can’t get a clean straight cut.
The tenons are tight in the mortise but I don’t have a clean tight fit on the front. There’s some times a bit of splitting.