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My First WorkBench Build #5: Making Slow Progress...but Progress

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« Part 4: Mounting the tail vise Part 5 of My First WorkBench Build series Part 6: Getting the legs prepped »

I didn’t have a whole lot of time in the shop this weekend between my son’s wrestling meet on Saturday and baseball tryouts on Sunday, but I had a few hours, so I jointed and planed the pieces for the leg 5” square leg laminations (but I didn’t have time to glue them up), I installed the vise chop only to remove it after I drilled the dog hole arbitrarily into the screws holding chop messing up the tips of the auger bit, and marked off where the other dog holes would be. I felt like an idiot drilling into the screws holding the chop, but I’m glad I found out before I drilled the rest of my dog holes in the top. Now I have to remark the holes for the dogs and move them inward on the table about an inch and then attempt to resharpen and salvage my auger bit.

I’m still trying to decide whether to attempt the “roubo dovetail joint as chris schwartz shows or to just mortise the legs into the top. Any suggestions?? Also, I have some 4×4’s left over from the top that would be perfect for the stretchers going into the 5×5’s. I was thinking of making that tenon about 1”-1 1/4” thick only because that’s the max size chisel I have. Might take a while, but I’m going to attempt the mortise the Paul Sellers way with a standard bevel edge chisel.

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One, www.qualitycarpetonecrofton.com



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#1 posted 866 days ago

I just started catching up. I am glad you went with the sliding dt…it just looks so much better.

This is a great build.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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