Split Top Work Bench #4: Leg mortises finished

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Blog entry by SvenPHX posted 03-02-2015 12:31 AM 1257 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Some more on mortising the legs Part 4 of Split Top Work Bench series Part 5: Built table saw tenon jig »

Not much to say about this. When I routed out the enclosed mortises I still had material to remove like with the open mortises. I used a 5/8” forstner bit to drill through and a 1/2” pattern bearing bit to whack out the rest of the material. It was pretty simple. Then I just squared off the corners as usual.

Next job is to make a tenon jig for my table saw and I can move on to making up the stringers and finishing the leg assemblies.

After routing out both sides of the through mortise:

After using the pattern bit to cut out the middle waste:

Squared off the corners of the first one:


No need for a brand stamp for people to know who made this, I left a little DNA behind as payment to the wood gods …

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