|Project by handy_andy||posted 09-10-2016 03:48 AM||1286 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
I got started with hand tools after getting my grandfather’s stanley #5 and #6, but lightweight workbench were not up to the job. I used construction lumber to save money on my first try. Laminated 2×4’s make up the two top sections, which came out roughly 12”x3.5”x6’. I used a power planner for that. The legs are laminated 2×6’s with through mortised end stretchers. I tried out wedged dovetails on the length stretchers. They tightened up OK but aren’t as rigid as I want. I would definitely do wedged mortises next time. I planned on setting a block into the legs and top but I couldn’t get them to line up so I trimmed them off and used large screws instead.