Built a utility table for the back shed today, used a 6’ length of bowling alley, 6×4 doug fir legs. I was originally going to do mortise and tenon joints in the doug fir legs, but had a few issues.
The lesson which hurt most: My Festool C12 cordless drill in low range gearing has a lot of torque. Way more than my DeWalt wall powered drill. Enough to really hurt my wrist when the 1¼” Irwin Speedbore drill bit binds and rips the drill out of my hands.
Made a quick trip out, got another 6×4, and just used lots of glue and screws to finish up the table. Pictures coming shortly, but be careful with those drills.
-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke