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Workbench build - roubo #4: Stretchers

03-05-2014 11:38 PM by buck_cpa | 0 comments »

The stretchers are made from construction 2×6s. I cut a 1/4” off each side to make square (no round edges) and let them sit in the shop for a month or so. One of them twisted, so I was glad I had extras. I followed Schwarz’s plans pretty closely as far as the dimensions and making the stretchers coplaner with the legs. First I put the legs through the benchtop (upside down) and marked all of my mortises using a few smaller pieces of the 2×6s that would be the actual stretchers. Then I used a chisel and cut a 1/8” deep mortise. I found this helps me a great deal when drilling out the bulk with a forstner bit. Then I hogged out the waste at the drill press...

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