Workbench TWO – Day 25

The objectives to day are finish the bolts and barrel nuts installation on the long rails and work on the twin-vise install. NOTE: The pictures for this day contain extensive step by step notes.  Please refer to them for any questions you might have regarding the details of the installation noted below. First the bolts […]

Workbench TWO – Day 24

Objectives for today are trimming the drawbore peg, drilling pre-drill holes for lag screws and sizing, cutting tenons and fitting the long rails. Trimming the drawbore  pegs was a first for me.   I used the Veritas Flush-Cutting saw.  The cut was amazing.   A little experimentation to hold the saw very flat and I […]

Workbench TWO – Day 22

Objective today is complete the short rails mortise and tenons for for 2nd set of legs.   Start installation of twin vise including cutting clearance in upper rail,  sizing and initial fitting of backer boards for twin vise. Completing the remaining mortise and tenons for the short rails was straight forward.  Learned a lot on […]

Workbench TWO – Day 18

Objective for today is completing the Four Square of the top.  This included the two ends and the front and back faces of the workbench top. I stared by doing some cleaning and de-cluttering some work surfaces.   A clean shop is a safer shop and makes me happy. I had previously trimmed the tail […]

Workbench TWO – Day 17

Objective for today is four square the workbench top.   Really !! This all started when I had completed the flattening of the bottom of the workbench and all the milling and mortise work on the legs.  At that point I realized I could start positioning the legs and maybe connect the short rails into […]