Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tréteau XXVII

Moving right along, now at post 27 in the build up. If you're new here, or lost in the build, you may wish to look to the Blog archive to the right of the page for previous installments.

After the decision was made to trim the upper tenons on the long side braces to a 90˚ angle, it was time to get out the single side rip saw and go to work:

Then a little trial fitting was in order:

At this point I still need to trim back the root end of the tenons a bit further:

A few more rounds of fitting later, and it was time to try the entire side, braces and legs:

And then the other side could go in - partially at least:

Then it was the short side braces turn to join the party:

Things begin to come together:

Well, it's looking more and more like a sawhorse now:

Another view:

A few photos showing various points of intersection:

next one:


And another:


Well that leaves the interior x-braces to be fitted. I'll save that for next time.

Thanks for dropping by today! --> Go to post XXVIII


  1. Wow!!!! Seems it came together just great.... Wonderful work Chris.


  2. It really is a fantastic display of craftsmanship, the joinery is amazing.

  3. Indeed it is amazing! Did you do all the work with hand tools? I am so impress with the joinery, I can't wait to see the bench you will built using this design!!
    Great work, great blog!

  4. The kind comments are very welcome gentlemen. The fits are okay for the most part, but I still need to do a little fiddling here and there. Every new piece that goes on tends have downstream effects in regards to the fit of other pieces. I'll do the best I can.

    @David - most of the cut out, because of the compound nature of the cuts, was done by hand tools, though I made use of my router and circular saw where convenient. The wood was jointer and dimensioned using a jointer and planer.

    I'm working on the bench design, and it is not a project I will likely be taking up in the near future, nor am I convinced I need a bench. It seems like a good potential application for the French bracing techniques however, so I will work on the design at the very least and will post up when I'm done or have some ideas to share.



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