Before I made the base joinery, I planned the top and it’s end grain
the circular saw on one side, the flush bit for the rest
I got some hobby time lately and was able to make all mortises and tenons for the base.
I used the drill press for the mortises, it is not as clean as a routed mortise but it is quiet and I can do them while the kids are asleep, which is when I get most of my shop time. I used a chisel afterward to flatten the wavy wall.
The tenons where done using the table saw for the short shoulders and the bandsaw for the wide shoulders. The bandsaw has the advantage to leave a somewhat cleaner surface, plus it is hooked to my dust collector.
I didn’t square the mortises and I used my chisel to round the tenons
Then I dry assembled the bench and rout the chamfers
I just had to put the top on the base and show it off to my girlfriend
next things to do, drawbore the legs joint and mortise the top. I don’t have any alignment pins so I am little nervous about that. I will wax the pegs and hope. If I understand correctly, if the joint are already a good fit and you drawbore it 3/32. Then this means that the peg takes all the stress and to find its way in, it will need to bend towards the shoulder then outwards without breaking. right??
-- Martin, Gatineau, Québec