|Project by firefighterontheside||posted 12-26-2013 06:35 PM||2065 views||12 times favorited||8 comments|
I needed a gift for my sister and her family and decided she could use a bench for outdoor seating. I recently did some work on my cedar deck and had some of the old 4 by 4 railing posts and rail parts. When planed, these were beautiful after 12 years out in the elements. This was my first mortise and tenon project. I thought it went well for my first, although I know the cedar was really easy to work with on my mortiser. It is about 55” long as that was as much as I could fit in my clamps. Ready to do more M&T but need to work on tenon technique, perhaps a jig. The new dado stack I got for Christmas May help too.
-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.