Sunday, January 26, 2014

Stool Build - 7:00

It's weird how long a project stays in the "Almost Done" catagory, isn't it?

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.

Holes drilled.

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.
Next up:  Almost done!

View the rest of my build here.

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