Workbench comes together.
Now that I have the mortises and the “stuff” cut out for the leg vise screw, I cut all of the tenons for the stretchers of the base. I didn’t take the time to photograph that because you probably know how to do that already and probably do it with some kind of machine. So I will not bore you with the details of that.
After cutting the tenons, I laid everything out to make sure that when I glued everything up, everything would be in the right place so I wouldn’t screw it up. Guess what? I screwed it up and glued the wrong piece in the wrong spot. After a little bit of stressing out and swearing, I got everything in the right place and glued and clamped.
Here is the base clamped. Yipee!
After waiting as long as I could stand it, I removed the clamps and put that sucker on the ground. Getting excited now. It’s only been four years…
After a little assistance from my lovely wife, Meggin, I squirted glue all over the place and we flipped the bench top onto the base. After that, I hammered some wedges that I made out of red oak into the tenons that had a gap in them and then squeezed the whole thing together with clamps.