Trestle Table – Episode 8

Trestle Dining Table 8

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With the shoulders marked, Paul cuts the tenons on the stretcher. He split cuts then uses the router and chisel to fit it to the mortice. He then puts an arch in the stretcher, showing a few methods as he does so, before rounding over the tenon.


  1. bensberg on 17 June 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Love the meticulous approach that helps me recognize to go slow and accurate. Thanks

  2. garyprott on 17 June 2015 at 11:50 pm

    I agree with Brian. If it took Paul that long to make it I can figure it will take me twice as long. No hurry, just take my time and I will have a beautiful tenon as well. Thanks Paul for what you do. G

  3. Eddy Flynn on 19 June 2015 at 12:35 am

    Paul please,never think you have to apologise for showing how meticulous you have to be to produce fine furniture, this is why we follow what you do and not just set a jig up and a power tool we enjoy real woodworking.

  4. davedev on 19 June 2015 at 7:18 pm

    A truly excellent episode Paul. One of your best showing the meticulous detail you have to go to on occasions to get things absolutely right. Your philosophy shines through when you do this, and there is really no need to demonstrate your commitment to hand woodworking in any other way.

    • SharpPencil on 22 June 2015 at 9:04 am

      I totally agree David, I have tried to say more but your words say it all.

      Thank you Paul

  5. ballinger on 22 June 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Wow that was pretty amazing to watch. I like the careful approach to get a snug fit.

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