Yet another weekend and yet another couple days of shop time with the boy working on his bench. I have been trying to sneak in there as much as I can without him to kinda skip ahead a bit. I am not sure he has the attention span for a drawn out workbench build (ahem Stef.. ) so we need to get this thing moving lol.
It all started on Saturday with the through mortises for the front legs. I was luckily able to get the oh so boooring job of laying out the mortises done while he was napping (gonna miss those when they go away ya know).
And also had enough time to do a quick sharpen of my chisels of choice..
Then we got on with the choppin’..
Banging away with a mallet is the highlight of his time in the shop right now lol..
In no time at all we had 2 mortises down and that wrapped up our Saturday.
Then tonight I snuck away long enough to cut and fit the tenons on the two front legs.
They are a bit gappy on the top but snug and gaps are easily plugged.
The boy wanted me to remind all of you to always put the mallet away when you are finished..
Next up is to work out the 20 degree splay angle and chop two more mortises then onward to the endcaps and tool well.
I know to some of you this is a great waste of time, space and lumber but this has to be the most rewarding thing I have done in years. Thank you for following along and we hope to have a mini bench in the very near future. Stay tuned!
-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"