The Bench – Assembling the Legs

We had another session filming the making of the legs, specifically chopping the mortices. After that I finished the first leg frame, complete with through tenons in the Craftsman style for the lower cross brace.

Chopping Leg Mortice

Chopping Leg Mortice

Followed by cutting the tenons and the glue-up of the first leg frame:

Glueing-up Leg Frame

Glueing-up Leg Frame

After glue-up, planing the top tenons flush:

Finished Leg Frame

Finished Leg Frame

The lower tenons are through-tenons finished rounded-over in the Craftsman style:

Craftsman Style Through-Tenon

Craftsman Style Through-Tenon

Now nothing more will happen with the bench until February when Daniel the film-maker returns from the US to finish a sequence on the assembly of the second leg section. Hopefully I will have my hands on the vice by then.

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