Basque Style Table: The Base Part 2

With the end assemblies completed I turned my attention to the top long stretcher. It was to be attached to the ends by a huge sliding dovetail. I laid out the dovetail on the ends of the stretcher and cut the joint.
Here is the tail in progress

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The shoulder is 95° off horizontal to give the ends a 5° cant.

I sawed as much of the dovetail socket as possible and used a chisel to clear the rest of the waste.

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As for the bottom stretcher I decided to use a simple half lap since there will be plenty of long grain glue surface.

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In the next installment I tackle the angle braces.

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