I used an ultra smooth auger from Wood Owl. (1 1/2") These bits are used for ship building and leave a smooth hole.
So I make my tendons 1 1/2" to fit the holes.
Sometimes its scary to get the wife to help...I needed her on this project.
Wife stood on wood to keep from spinning, while I drilled holes. She coulda use more weight and was antsy all the while...lol. We work good together, but sometimes I can't do it without her...lol.
I laid out holes in bottom, drilling from bottom. So I can get an 8 to 11 degree splay on legs, what ever looks right.
Last edited by Hern; 06-25-2018 at 10:05 AM.