Here are a couple of step stools I made for my son. They are mostly made from lyptus, but I ran out of that so I used some maple for the tops of one. I used maple for the tenon wedges. This was my first time using through tenons as well as my first time with wedged tenons.
I used a mortise machine to do the mortises and found that to prevent blowing out the back side I had to use a fresh area of the backer board for each plunge. This may have been because lyptus is so splintery.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Step Stool with Wedged Through Tenons
Sometimes we get a little carried away with projects, but that's half the fun. WoodNet Forums member rausrh says,
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