LumberJocks

Workbench Build #27: Top Trimming and Prepping for the Deadman..

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Airframer posted 408 days ago 1106 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 26: Standing on it's own 4 legs... Part 27 of Workbench Build series Part 28: End Caps and Tool Well Started.. Two Steps Forward and Whatnot.. »

First things first I trimmed the tenons that I left long flush with the top. My HF flush cut saw took care of that pretty quickly.

Then I wanted to square up one end of the bench.

Eventually I will cut a tenon in here for the end cap.

The other end is waiting on the end caps and wagon vise hardware to determine where it will be cut.

Then I wanted to carve out the deadman groove before I forgot and ended up trying to cut it out upside down and backwards lol.

I also wanted to try out the Paul Sellers method of chopping a mortise here. It really IS as easy as he makes it look and I highly recommend anyone giving it a try. Once you get a rhythm going it goes pretty quick.

Here are some pics of the process and a quick video of the last 6 inches getting cut. It’s a pretty boring video but you will see the process at least.

I would say the total time spent on the whole process was about 3 hours spread out across 2 days because of my work schedule.

Up next will be prepping and gluing up the stretchers and hopefully finishing the base. Then on to the vises. Stay tuned and thanks for reading!

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com



6 comments so far

View Don W's profile

Don W

14842 posts in 1194 days


#1 posted 407 days ago

Excellent work. Way to toe the line!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

View theoldfart's profile

theoldfart

4014 posts in 1078 days


#2 posted 407 days ago

Eric, don’t think I can keep up. Great work.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

View waho6o9's profile

waho6o9

4825 posts in 1204 days


#3 posted 407 days ago

Major galoot points Eric, well earned.

View chrisstef's profile

chrisstef

10653 posts in 1633 days


#4 posted 407 days ago

Kickin a$$ and takin names!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

View terryR's profile

terryR

3039 posts in 935 days


#5 posted 407 days ago

Extra credit for your high level of determination! You should send Narex a photo of that groovy work…who needs a routah? :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

View Mauricio's profile

Mauricio

6799 posts in 1778 days


#6 posted 407 days ago

Way to go Eric, you didnt let your lack of router stop you.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase