Time for some catch up and an update. Most of you who follow the workbench thread on the forum have already seen most of this but I feel compelled to keep this blog alive and I really need to resist the urge to spam the forum with progress updates and keep them here lol (sorry about that guys!).
So we left off with the legs being glued up so naturally the next step was to square them up and make them more “leg” like. I had to get creative with the clamping to make this happen so I invented a redneck wagon vise lol.
Those who followed Mauricio's build will recognize this #6 :) Now on it’s second bench build lol.
Which left me with 3 square legs and 1 whose glue up didn’t make the cut and had to be replaced.
Then it was onto the mortising of the top and fitting the legs. I’ll just let the rest of the pics speak for themselves here. This was my first “real” joinery and I had A LOT of fun and learned a lot chopping all these out. All said and done they all fit pretty good and will only need a little plugging on the sides along the top to clean them up.
Next up is the deadman mortise on the under side of the bench and stretchers.. stay tuned for more!
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