Hand tool workbench #3: Finishing the End Assemblies

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Blog entry by brianl posted 10-26-2010 02:23 AM 2291 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Before I put the end assemblies together I wanted to rig up the levelers. To level the bench I am using Hockey pucks with 1/2” bolts epoxied in them. I am then epoxying nuts into the legs of the assemblies.

The Levelers:

Testing the fit of a nut after I drilled a hole in the bottom of a leg using my drill press and a forstner bit.

Once the levelers were done it was time to look into finishing up the ends. I went ahead and used a 3/8” forstner bit to drill holes so I could peg the joints. I really want this bench to survive anything I throw at it and glue just didn’t seem to be enough.

Once I got the pegs in it was time to glue up the end pieces. I used Titebond slow-set glue to put these together. If I had used normal Titebond there would be no way I could get everything together in time. My only concern is whether or not I got enough glue into the joints. Some of those mortises are big!

Up next, the stretchers!

-- Brian - Belmont, Massachusetts

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#1 posted 10-26-2010 07:50 AM

Looks good. Looks like it’s coming together well.

-- Daniel -

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