Barnsley Reproduction Build #23: Assembling the Stretcher

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Blog entry by stevo_wis posted 10-05-2015 02:54 AM 1900 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 22: “A Horse, A Horse, my Kingdom for a Horse”. (Bodger's Ball Part 3) Part 23 of Barnsley Reproduction Build series Part 24: Assembling and Gluing the Undercarriage »

It has been a couple of months since I have posted but I have been slowly coming along with the Barnsley Table. The stretcher had a lot of carving and bevels, but they are finished. It had some interesting joinery issues as well.
The stretcher has almost the identical joinery that the upper frame has. I made one change here to simplify construction and that was to not have an acute point on the tenon. The pencil is pointing to the squared off tenon. Doing that made the mortise much faster to cut and also made adjustments easier. I am told that is what timber framers do.

Before carving, the diagonal joinery was given a dry run. It was easier to do that joinery while the pieces were still square.

The stopped rip cut was made on the table saw along with the end tenons. The bandsaw cut the curves.

A template was used to draw all the bevels.

Off to the shaving horse to cut all the bevels.

Next the stretcher was clamped, glued, and drawbored.

The legs were drilled, tenon ends were drilled offset 1/32 with a doweling jig. The offset will pull the joint tight.

Next is gluing the entire undercarriage.

-- Stevo

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#1 posted 10-05-2015 07:18 AM

The tenon work looks amazing and the shaped legs are cool.

-- "It is only a silly question if it is not asked" Don,New Zealand

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#2 posted 10-05-2015 03:10 PM

You are more talented with a drawknife than I. This is coming along nicely, and it is a great project full of challenges.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 10-08-2015 09:48 AM

Lots of great work and interesting joinery here Stevo. Looking forward to seeing it completed.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 10-13-2015 05:11 AM

That is some awesome joinery!

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