Chestnut Stool – Stretchers

The stretchers are dry fit to legs.
The stretchers are dry fit to legs.

Stretchers were resawn from the two inch thick Chestnut at the band saw then ripped to rough width at the table saw. Tenon shoulders were cut at the table saw using angles to fit the dry assembled legs. Not all were identical. In hindsight, it would have been better to cut uniform angles and make them work, by tweaking the leg to seat tenons. Wedging the leg to seat tenons would take care of any required “adjustment.”

Initial tenon cheek cuts were made at the band saw, then completed (angled) by hand. Tenons were further refined with shoulder plane to fit leg mortises and dry assembled.

Next up: draw bore holes for stretcher tenons.

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