With the first set of mortise and tenon joints finished its now time to complete the remaining mortise and tenon joinery. To maximize strength, I cut a double 2” tenon in my stretchers and aprons.
The tenons are offset to the outside to maximize the tenon size on the 30 degree angle.
The Leigh FMT Pro handles angled tenons up to 30 degrees easily.
There are six angled joints on each pedestal base. Any error in the angle of the setup will be multiplied across the six joints so I set up the Leigh jig carefully. To assure accuracy, I use a 30 degree machinists angle to set up the jig.
The extra effort assures tight fitting joints.
I make up a quick routing template for an interior apron that must clear the slides and route away the clearance openings.
A quick dry fit shows everything comes together nicely so far.
28 mortise and tenon joints completed so far.
Next step: cut the finger joints and fit the top apron
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