Joinery Bench #15: Apron and table top glued together, Benchcraft hardware installed

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 03-05-2018 01:37 AM 315 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: Apron half blind and through dovetail'ing complete. Can now visualize the joinery bench! Part 15 of Joinery Bench series Part 16: Joinery bench top 99% completed. Now to start working on phase 2: the base »

I’ve never chopped out so much wood :) Kudos to the Dewalt HD brand chisels for being fantastic beaters.
So here are the pieces prior to glue up. Lots of chopping out wood (I did use my Bosch router to hog out most of the wood for the side aprons) and chisel walls to make that crisp clean line even though nobody will see it :) Made for good practice for the side apron mortises and dovetails. Don’t worry about the glue at one of the dovetails…the glue leaked over somewhat when glue’ing up the table…have since cleaned that up).
Lesson learned: I should of gave 1 or 2” behind the hidden dovetail instead of right up to it. Oh well…still works and enough meat to be of use.

The underside of the table to give access to the Benchraft Moxon Vise nut:

I have a minor flaw in my Benchraft hardware that I will need to contact them about: a knick or burr on the acme thread post. Had to use a small hobby diamond file to widdle it down enough to allow the handwheel to turn on:

And the glue up of all pieces clamped together.

Next: flattening everything. Unsure if I will fill in gaps as I want to compare my dovetail and project making years down the road to this one to see how far (if any) I have come from making errors and precision work.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter

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