Workbench TWO – Day 16

The objective for today was to finish the mortises in the leg.  There are 12 to do.

So I selected tools,  Veritas PMV11 Chisels, 1″, 5/8″ and 1/2″.  Mallets,  Starrett 6″ square and of course my well used calipers.

I started with the large 1″ wide drilled out holes.   This was a very big learning process for me.  I quickly learned that a lot of force could and should be used.  The chisels where all very sharp and performing well.  However, when cutting across end grain for a 2″ depth,  force is required.   I quickly put on my now trusty yellow rubber line gloves.  This allow me to grip and control the chisel, both on the handle and the blade.  I got better and better, developing technique as I progressed.   The last hole I did a quick video, so you can see the process.   I stopped the video when my back side blocked all the real work.

So I thought I was ready to sizing and cutting the end rails.  Well, remember, measure twice, cut once !  I started setting up the legs and measuring.  On both ends !!  The width of the bench is about 1/16 larger on one end.  STOP and think about this !!

I tried to plane the faces… It was not and EPIC fail, but really did not produce the results I needed.

That started a whole chain of events.   Now from a great comment I got on Woodnet.net ( my favorite forum ) I need to 4 square the entire workbench top.  This means I have to find a way to lift and position the top on the floor or some supports.

NOTE: Day 17 will be in about a week.   Spending time with the grand kids and Easter at church with my wife.   I will have a lifting solution by then.

Bench Build Blog Index

 

Please enjoy the full set of day 16 pictures with detailed comments:

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

Comments

  1. says

    I would start the 4 squaring with the front edge of the bench with the dog holes and make that my reference edge. Go nutso here and get that edge straight and square. Then square everything off that.
    Is the mallet in the pics homemade or store bought? I really like the look of it.

    • Bartee says

      Agree with you on the 4 square process. I am going to get a chain host and straps so I can move the top to the floor level so I can accurately plane the surfaces.

      The mallets are Blue Spruce. These have been ” infused with acrylic resin”. They are incredible hard and durable. Both have a great feel. Not cheap, but a lifetime purchase.

  2. says

    Wonderful beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your site, how can i subscribe for a blog web site? The account helped me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear idea

  3. says

    Thanks for your strategies. One thing we’ve noticed is that banks in addition to financial institutions are aware of the spending behaviors of consumers plus understand that a lot of people max out there their own credit cards around the vacations. They smartly take advantage of this real fact and commence flooding the inbox and also snail-mail box along with hundreds of Zero APR credit cards offers right after the holiday season closes. Knowing that if you’re like 98 of the American open public, you’ll get at the one opportunity to consolidate card debt and move balances for 0 annual percentage rates credit cards.

  4. says

    Hello, i think that i noticed you visited my weblog thus
    i got here to return the favor?.I’m attempting to in finding issues to enhance my web site!I suppose its good enough
    to use a few of your ideas!!

  5. says

    I’m not sure why but this blog is loading extremely slow for me.

    Is anyone else having this problem or is it a issue
    on my end? I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.

  6. says

    Great blog you have here but I was curious about if you
    knew of any message boards that cover the same topics discussed in this article?

    I’d really love to be a part of group where I can get suggestions from other experienced people that share the same interest.
    If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks!

  7. says

    Fantastic beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your site, how can i subscribe for a weblog site?
    The account aided me a appropriate deal. I had been a little bit familiar of this your broadcast provided bright clear
    concept

  8. says

    Hi there! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this site? I’m getting sick and tired of WordPress because I’ve had problems with hackers and I’m looking at alternatives for another platform. I would be awesome if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  9. says

    An intriguing discussion is worth comment. I do believe that you need to write more about this subject matter, it may not be a taboo matter but usually people don’t talk about these issues.

    To the next! All the best!!

  10. says

    I blog frequently and I genuinely thank you for your content.

    Your article has truly peaked my interest. I am going to take
    a note of your website and keep checking for new information about
    once a week. I subscribed to your Feed too.

  11. says

    That is the best blog for anybody who desires to find out about this topic. You understand so much its nearly exhausting to argue with you (not that I really would need匟aHa). You definitely put a new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Great stuff, simply great!

  12. says

    You really make it seem so easy together with your presentation however I
    to find this matter to be actually something that I
    think I might never understand. It kind of feels too
    complex and very extensive for me. I’m having a look forward in your next publish,
    I’ll attempt to get the hang of it!

  13. says

    magnificent put up, very informative. I wonder why the opposite specialists of this sector don’t understand this.
    You must proceed your writing. I’m sure, you have a great readers’ base already!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *