Finding the rift sawn material in the plank:
Double mortises throughout:
Shaving down closer to final dimension, pre-glue-up. I've never had an edge try start an argument with Big Willy, my dad's record #7. 'Big Willy' because my dad's uncle Willy gave this behemoth to my dad when he started his boat building apprenticeship, love pulling it off the rack:
Pre glue-up clean up and joint fitting:
Always take a moment to savour the shavings in the bench room:
First apron/leg glue up using the bench vise. Yes, I've taken to using two part epoxy glue for some glue ups. Wish there was a less toxic solution for a longer open time. But as the glue ups become more complicated it's wonderful to have that extra time and the joints come together in a well lubricated fashion with very little pressure.
Second side, with a stretcher thrown in:
Post glue-up flushing the aprons with the top of the legs.
This is what we're aiming for:
Final glue-up (20 mortise and tenons) bring it all together:
Table top glue-up:
Flushing the rails with the aprons post glue-up:
Table top clean up:
Table top shaping: