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IMG_0799.JPGhold down storage along the west side of the bench41 viewsThe stretchers were a major stiffener of this bench, as until these were added it would rack a bit when planing large boards. Adding them created storage for items otherwise awkward to fit close at hand.Charlie Driggs
BottomStretcher01.jpgBottom stretcher joint, outside view35 viewsThis is a wedged through dovetail joint. saltchuck
BottomStretcher02.jpgBottom stretcher joint, inside view. 24 viewsLower (end) stretchers are joined to legs with drawbored mortise & tenon joints. The long stretchers are joined with wedged through dovetail joints.saltchuck
TopStretcherJoint.jpgTop stretcher Joint20 viewsPinned dovetailsaltchuck
sawbench_3.JPG168 viewsKnee high so I can hold down work with my knee. About 30" long and 11" wide. holes in top for holdfasts. Stretchers morticed into legs. Southern yellow pine. The plywood gussetts are probably overkill, but hey, It will never wobble. Brentpmed
18th_Century_Folding_Cot2.jpg18th century folding cot223 viewsSiderails and legs are 1.75 x 2.0 inches oak, the bottom stretchers are .75 x 3.0 inch oak. The head and footboards are 38 x 7.5 x .75 poplar, the pins are oak. Two coats of blue milk paint topped with one coat of tung oil wiping varnish. The bed foundation is hand sewn linen canvas.Sgt42RHR
folding_cot_overall.jpgAnother original folding cot183 viewsThis had a head and foot board at one time. Also, there are ghost prints of mortise & tenon stretchers between the bottoms of the legs as in the previous print. As in many 18th century examples of portable furniture, there is relatively little variation among exisitng examples of originals.Sgt42RHR
Another_Camp_Bed_1.jpgStretchers between legs176 viewsIn this funky original, note the stretchers that are mortised and tenoned into the legs at the bottom. This cot (as is almost every original) is quite high (30 - 36 inches). We are planning on only 20 inches high.Sgt42RHR
IMG_1041~0.JPGDrawers and end panels115 viewsJust a detail look at the fit of the drawres and raised panels on the ends. Can also see the offset drawbore pegs that retain both stretchers.TRexF16
IMG_2921_2.JPGBill demonstrates how to locate the mortise points and angles between stretchers and legs130 viewsCharlie Driggs
Slenderized_Framesaw.JPGSlenderized Frame Saw201 viewsI went from 6.5 pounds to 3.5 pounds. The side arms are now only 7/8" thick and the far end stretcher is 1 1/8 with a reinforcer where the 1/2" bolt hole and redundant 1/4" grove for the saw blade are. I rechamfered all the newly cut edges with 1/2" wide chamfers to further lighten the tool and to make it easy to grasp.Sgt42RHR
Washington_bed_Conservators_interpretation_of_stretcher_bar[1].jpgRecreated stretcher bar for Washington bed131 viewsThe stretcher bar (spreader bar?) was missing from the original Washington bed, here is the replacement the conservator made; I'll probably do something just like this in shape. If you look hard on the left rail, you can make out the mortise with a open sloped side to allow the bar to slide in. On the other side it's a regular mortise.Sgt42RHR
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