My 18th Century Workbench in progress 16


I am very happy to report that I managed to fit two legs to the one part of the twin-top this weekend. The first was quite a mission, but the second not so much. One really needs a healthy dose of patience for this work and it does not help much that I am starting to feel pressured to get the bench assembled before the changes in ambient humidity (probably some time in November).


The second leg. You might notice the gaps on either side of the through tenon’s mortise that was created to accept wedges.


I inserted the apron and took these photos to give you an idea of the base structure of the bench.


A week ago I started to take the Irwin quick release vise (destined to become the end vise) apart in order to “paint it black”, as I am a Stones man.


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