Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Benchmaker's Apprentice: Square Legs and Flat Rails

Welcome back to The Benchmaker's Apprentice! Today I started out with squaring up the ends of the bench legs, after all, there's nothing worse than a wobbly bench... besides a shortage of pizza.

After some miter-sawing, these legs are as square on all sides as something that is REALLY square on all sides.

Now we need to joint and plane all the rails for the bench.

And we have some nice square rails for our bench. The short boards will be ripped in half for the two top rails and the two bottom rails. The long boards will be ripped also but just so that they are the correct width for the two long rails.


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