My Roubo Bench Journey #21: Stretchers= more Hole Boring, Mortise Bashing and Tenons

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So after a long layoff, I put in a day of mortise layout, stretcher cutting, hole boring, mortise bashing and tenon cutting fun.
Stretcher cutting, hand sawed this beam in half first, then to length. I started with a fine crosscut saw:

It was slow going until I remembered to use my coarse crosscut saw instead, much quicker:

Boring holes for the Mortises in two of the legs:

After bashing out the waste from the Mortises:

Cutting the tenon from the stretcher beam:

Just need to true up the tenons to fit the leg mortises. I decided to fit the two short stretchers first before moving onto the long stretchers. I thought I could get both short stretchers done today, but only got one of them done, the knots really slowed down my work. WD-40 on the saw plates helped but it was still a lot of work.

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Very nice. I am glad to see that you are already using the bench top for clamping things to. Keep it up man, your getting close now.

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

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