My latest project is going to be an entry bench with boot rack and two fold up seats with storage underneath modeled after the one seen here http://www.crateandbarrel.com/furniture/entryway-benches/addison-storage-bench-with-cushions/s661093.
The lumber will be cypress, the joinery will be mortise and tenon. After careful examination and sketching out the plan i got to work planing and rough cutting the lumber last weekend. With the lumber planed, jointed, and cut to rough length i got to work on the legs. I couldnt come across any 10/4 cypress so i glued up 3 pieces for each leg.
This weekend i was able to get all 16 mortises done using the drill press, a forstner bit, and a chisel. They came out a little furry but will work just fine as far as im concerned.
Tonight i was able to get to work on making the tenons. I will be using the router table with a 3/4” straight bit and trimming the tenons down by hand.
I was able to get 2 of the 8 apron pieces fitted nice and snug.
Today was a good day in the wobbly leg workshop!
-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty