So.. I left off with one half of the laps cut.
The rear of the saw bench is splayed out 10°.. I knew I bought this thing for a reason…. 5 years ago. This is the first time I have actually used it for what it was made for.
Mark the top..
Now mark off the lap joint..
Cut the lap joint..
Now.. I need to pause here for a second… I cut the top of the leg at 10°.. and then used the same bevel gauge to mark off the rest of the lap joint… there by multiplying my angels. I should have used a square.. none the less, once I figured out what I did wrong, I remarked it with the new angel and cut what I needed too..
Then I marked out and cut the mating lap
Chisels and router plane
Fits pretty good..
Now for the stretchers… cut the lap joint.. mark out the mating lap, cut that, chisel and router plane..
Of course.. what’s a project without nicking my finger with my chisel??
Nothing a dab of CA wont close up… back to work.
Now to cut the angles on the two tops and use my block plane to make the radius..
Then I marked out and cut the two apron pieces, and used some screws to do a dry fit..
Wow.. this thing is solid!! But.. the space in the middle is too small..
After some inspection I found the problem. I marked out and cut the aprons, but forgot to account for the space that overhangs..
So, I had to stop for the night… time to put up the tree.
That’s right... the Death Star orbiting the forest moon of Endor.
Anyways.. tomorrow I will recut the aprons, and then do the glue up and replace the screws with dowels..
Thanks for reading.