Creating tenons that fit mortise holes
In situations like this it’s typical to place the tenons and the mortises in the centre of leg and rail. Other projects work on one-third and one-quarter principles surrounding issues and features such as moulds, glass thicknesses, strength and much more. The legs being so big could have any sized tenon from ½” to 1”, which would have been fine. A ½” tenon is large enough and takes less energy without compromising strength. You might want to consider
I suppose we could call this making a garden bench
Having planed my bench top section, all the seams are nice closed and with no gaps and my bench tops came out with no twists or cambers and bows. Had they been twisted I would have to plane out any discrepancies. Now it makes a useful and weighty work surface for all of my subsequent work and I can feel the certainty I hope that you feel as you start creating the various parts that ultimately result in a whole and complete workbench.
This next section is simple and straightforward. Firstly it’s good practice to glue up any laminated parts needed so that when we start the actual construction there is no downtime waiting for glue curing and set up. You may prefer to use solid stock rather than laminated legs and aprons, but I am trying to help those who do not have that luxury. Also, I like laminations. In some cases they are preferable to solid stock.
Today I prepped my leg material and glued them up and
Induced plane chatter is a difficult task that even accomplished woodworkers cannot achieve no matter how hard they try yet novice woodworkers seem to somehow do it without even trying. Doesn't that tell you something about this mysterious myth? If what I say is the case, that even experts have difficulty inducing plane chatter, why has it gained such attention for three decades. Here is the way I see it.
Alright, I tried with all my might to get a regular thin iron in a Stanley smoothing
The Part II Foundational Course is progressing nicely and we now have shelves together. Few mistakes, learning experiences in progress, faintheartedness, fears, aspirations met and failed. Different pressure, lots of fun, pressure release, freedom happens – creative freedom. The pressure returns but this time it’s somewhat less and a certain new level of confidence has replaced anxiety with excitement. The unknown is difficult for us all but together each draws on