Chestnut Stool – Stretchers

mark draw bore hole location
mark draw bore hole location

The stretchers will be draw bored into the leg mortises. The legs and stretchers are clamped into position (dry fit), then a drill bit is tapped through the leg holes to mark location of tenon hole. The stretcher tenons have holes for draw bore pegs drilled 1/16 inch closer to the shoulder than the mark made with drill bit earlier. This allows the pegs to create a tight fit.

Next the face of the stretcher is beveled using the band saw with the table tilted. The edges are then rounded over using rasps and sandpaper.

Next up: shaping the legs

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