Here’s the result of my backing off from doing through tenons after injuring my wrist when a drill bit grabbed (previous blog entry) on my backyard utility table. Went from nice joinery to glue and screws. Retractable wheels to roll around, when the wheels are up this sucker is rock solid so should deal well with stuff clamped to it for planing or chiseling, and ought to make a nice surface for finishing and glue-up.
The top is an old chunk of bowling alley, the mid-lane portion so it’s probably doug fir, as everything else is. I did have to tweak the wheel mounts a bit ‘cause they want to overextend and bind the wheel against the leg, but they work pretty darned well.
-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke