I then whittled a bevel on one side of the peg. The peg is
inserted in the hole with the bevel AWAY FROM THE SHOULDER. At
this point I sometimes use a drawbore pin in the hole to pull
the tenon tight against the mortise opening but in this case I
determined the peg would be sufficient to pull the joint
The peg is then driven home in the slightly offset holes through
the mortise and the tenon. This forces the tenon shoulder
against the area around the mortise.
The peg is then cut off flush and smoothed.
This photo shows the rockers and their stretcher under the
James E. Price