Trestle Table #29: Through Tenon Mortises Cleared for Wedges

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 11-01-2016 01:24 AM 969 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I spent a lot of time today working with my hand chisels to clean the drilled holes I made yesterday. These are the through mortises for the wedges that will hold the legs together. They give the trestle table its strength. I did take my time to clean these mortises so they would let the wedges through but would not have a sloppy fit.

I even used my magnifying glass to see the mortises and the use of my hand chisels clearly.

I was glad I had these Rockler purchased lighted magnifying glasses.

Once I got the mortises right so the wedges would ft nicely through these mortises I did a dry fit into the leg assemblies.

-- --- Happy Howie

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