You (almost) need a bench to build a bench . . .
No video but I got photos! I spent the couple of days pushing forward on the legs for my version of the New-Fangled Workbench. The legs are 3-1/2 square Douglas fir joined with loose tenons using a Festool Domino. The legs are joined to the bench top with walnut Miller Dowels.
The rare-earth magnets have been installed on the center board. The magnets make for a very firm and solid fit which takes a bit of effort to lift . . . just what I wanted. Interesting thought when you consider what do you build a bench on if you don’t have a bench.
Makes me realize how much I need this bench! This is the reason I pushed forward with the leg construction. I am building this bench on my saw horses. It moves around easily on the horses letting me know that it needs legs to bring it to life.
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