|Walnut wedge for trestle support.|
|Trestles for tables with sealer coat of finish. |
(And yes they are upside down...)
The three pieces that make up the trestles have various curves and chamfers that needs to be shaped into each to makes the pieces flow together. This took about half a day each with rasps and sandpaper to make it look just right.
|Layout of the tenon on the horizontal member of the base. |
Measure ten times and cut once.
Cutting the tenons was a nerve-wracking exercise because if they were too small, it meant a sloppy fit and a do-over - not what you want on a $100 board!
|My Lie-Nielsen Tenon saw doing what it does best...|
|Trimming the tenons with my new Liogier rasp.|
With the shoulder cuts made, I could cut off the sides on the bandsaw. these cuts were a little oversized and I used my new Liogier rasp to sneak up on the final layout line. these rasps arrived yesterday morning direct from France made to my specs - none too soon. Sizing the tenon was critical - too big the tenon won't slide in and too small its a sloppy fit; so lots of test fitting until it was exactly the right size for the mortise in the trestle.
The finished base, ready for some final sanding and a few coats of finish and soon it will be mated up with the top to assume its rightful place in our dining room.