Finer Details These Pillowed And Wedged Through Tenons Make Strong And Eye Catching Joints
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Tricky Tenons Lead Photo and Table Photo by Ingeborg Suzanne; Photos by Steve Neil Since the stretchers on this coffee table are curved, it's easier to use loose tenons for all of the joints.I start by cutting mortises in the ends of each of the stretchers, using a jig that holds two stretchers in the same orientation as when they will be glued up.
A plunge router with a ¼" spiral up-cut bit cuts the mortises.To ensure the gap between the two mortises is consistent on all of the legs and stretchers, I use a jig with a 27/32" spacer to offset the router so the gap between the two mortises in the stretchers is the same as the gap between the leg mortises.
To cut the two mortises on each of the legs, I use a shop-made horizontal mortising machine with a jig to hold the leg in the correct orientation.A plunge router with a different jig could also be used.
The same 27/32" spacer is used to ensure that the gap between the two mortises will mate with the stretcher mortises.In order to prevent bl*w out when cutting the mortises, I temporarily fasten a piece of veneer to the...