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I am gearing up for a project and have a question about a technique that I want to use but have never done before. The project is a trestle dining table, made of red oak, and I'm planning to breadboard the ends. Every thing I am reading recommends drawboring these. As I understand the process, I would pre-drill the holes in the actual breadboard end, then mark its center on the tenon, then step in 1/16" closer to the should of the tenon and drill the hole in the tenon, and then elongate the hole to allow the peg to move laterally as the top contracts. My question is this, do you drive the peg through both side of the breadboard or is possible to to a "stopped drawbore" where the pin only goes through the top of the breadboard and the tenon.

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There are a number of utube video's on making and installing breadboards
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I haven't done the technique, but there was an article about it in Fine Woodworking magazine a few issues ago, so I'm basically an expert.

Your description is correct (except you may want to go more like 1/32 instead of 1/16 offset). Also, there was no discussion of reshaping the size of the drilled hole. Instead, the article suggested that the pin be squarish and that one taper the pin slightly (without making the whole pin into a cylinder). This way, as you pound the pin, the pin top will eventually look like a squarish pin on the surface. The surface of the breadboard will conform to this shape. I don't see why you couldn't do a stopped draw bore. However, you would just have to be mindful of how much pin you would need until it feels snug (so you don't bottom out).

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Hello all, first time poster.

I am gearing up for a project and have a question about a technique that I want to use but have never done before. The project is a trestle dining table, made of red oak, and I'm planning to breadboard the ends.

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Thanks for the replies. I'll post pictures of the build once we get started in mid-December (have to get moved back to the east coast first!)
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