Friday: Flattened the dog run in preparation for extending the top tenons. Used a square, knife and chisel making sure the shoulder on the top remained straight all the way across the top. Next cut the groove in the end caps to fit the tenons on the top and cleaned the corners with the chisel, then fit the end-caps to their correct place on the top. Finished the day by gluing on an extra piece of maple for the tail-vise.
Saturday: Started the day by cutting the recess for the nut on the tail vise, using a circlular saw and drill bit. Next marked and drilled the holes for the bolts that hold the end-caps on the top. After drilling the holes in the end-caps using the drill press (to make sure the hole is square) we drilled into the top. Bolted the end-caps on, then scribed for the dovetails on the front and back pieces that finish the width of the top. Used the bandsaw to cut 3/4” off the back of the dovetails (less work when cutting and fitting). Spent the rest of the day cutting all the tails for the bench.
Sunday we get the day off!
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