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My First WorkBench Build #8: Legs art fitted in! Now to do the stretchers!

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Blog entry by BerBer5985 posted 02-27-2012 03:54 PM 1358 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Those "Magic Mystery Legs"..... Part 8 of My First WorkBench Build series Part 9: Legs and stretchers glued and drawbored! »

Fitted the legs into the mortise and tenon and I was happy with 3 of the 4. The one mortise I got a little carried away with and there’s a little gap in the through mortise, but the sucker is tight and not moving, so I’m going to fill it with a sliver of Douglas Dir to fill it, but other than that, I was fairly pleased with the results for my first mortises of that scale. It’s so sturdy the way it is, it almost doesn’t need stretchers.

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



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stefang

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#1 posted 02-27-2012 07:21 PM

Good work Greg. That joint does look super strong, and a little special too. I see that you didn’t make a tool recess. That’s good. I have one and I’ve always hated it. I think you’ve got a wonderful bench there.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 02-27-2012 09:09 PM

Looking good!

You are welcome to come over to my shop and build me a bench!!! Lol.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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BerBer5985

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#3 posted 02-27-2012 09:22 PM

haha^ I’m telling you, I’ve gotten my workout on this bench. I’ve tried to do as much by hand as possible. Everything except for the initial milling of the boards has all been done by hand. Last night, getting those legs to fit was alot of hitting them with a deadblow to seat them, for them to get stuck and I’d have to pull them out with all my force, trim them down with a chisel, and do it again. I’m sure I pulled each of those legs out at least 5 times each to trim a little more and fit. By the last one, I got impatient and tired, hence where I got a little carried away with the mortise itself. Now that they are seated completely, I may never get them back out and I might have a bench with no stretchers. haha! It’s def been a learning experience which was the idea. I figured it’s a workbench, and really my first piece of “furniture”, so if my first one isn’t as beautiful as some of the maple and beech workbenches I see on here, I can live with that. I know what mistakes to avoid for the next one I build. Plus, this was a good excuse to acquire some hands tools I was lacking. ;)

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

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Roger

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#4 posted 02-27-2012 10:09 PM

lookin very nice-n-stout

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 02-27-2012 10:30 PM

Great job and what a work-out! Going to look great when done no doubt!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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