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#1 posted 08-28-2014 02:21 AM

I wouldn’t want to do that with any chisel :-).

I have to take my hat off to you guys that make workbench through mortises. I’ve built a couple of benches lately all had the slab and base connected with blind mortises that were pinned.

My last bench base had 12 1/2” wide x 100mm long mortises chopped 60mm deep. For the 12 mortices I spent less than 3 hours total and I do not work fast, lots of time spent having tea, scratching the shop dog’s butt and checking progress.

Here is the almost finished bench with the 12 draw bored M/T joints:

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