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a 21st century bench with engineered wood #3: forming legs and standing it up

07-02-2020 05:51 PM by metolius | 2 comments »

While gluing up sections of boards for the benchtop, I started working on the legs. The legs are to be 3 layers of 1.5 inch ply on the sides with the lower long rail tailed into the middle layer and the upper long rail tailed into the outer layer. The inner most layer of the leg is mortised for the the short rails. After marking out each per tenon, I drilled out the centers and chiseled to fit. A chisel and ply don’t mate for a satisfying experience. I soon found my most comfortable tact was to treat each layer as its own mortise to follow how the grain direction changes with depth. Stropping the chisel ever few minutes also helps. I chose to use one of my older b...

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