What next needs to happen is to prepare all the pieces that will get a wedge in the round tenon. To do this, all that is required is to saw down the middle of the tenon. This will leave a kerf wide enough to take a wedge. To be on the safe side, I first drilled some holes with my eggbeater Millers Falls #5 to stop the cut, and hopefully prevent the wood from splitting all the way down.
|Drilling a hole to prevent splitting during the wedging action.|
|Sawing the kerf for later wedging.|
|Hand-sawn wedges in beech. Oh yeah! I forgot to say the stool is in scots pine, with the stretchers and wedges in steamed beech.|
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