I admit it: I can be a total weenie when it comes to drawboring. Unlike Peter Follansbee I am overly fearful, cautious and timid.
When Peter drawbores a joint, he uses no glue. He uses no clamps. He uses hand-tapered oak pegs. And he details it all in his forthcoming book with Jennie Alexander, “Make a Joint Stool from a Tree.”
Today I was assembling an early 18th-century-style table that has a lot of features that are similar to a 17th-century joint stool.
But this table (like the original) is in cypress. Not oak.
And I, unlike Peter, am a wuss.
The video shows how I go about the process with the crutches of glue and clamps.
— Chrissy Schwarz
P.S. The music to this video can be downloaded from the Free Music Archive.