Hand cutting the tenons

Got a little bit of time to complete the cutting of the tenons for my the legs.  These tenons will go into my workbench top.  Here’s the process I used.  I also used the shoulder plane to .. clean up the shoulders of the tenons.



6 thoughts on “Hand cutting the tenons”

    1. 3 1/2″ top, 1″ tenons. You’re correct, I’m not doing the through tenon routine. My top will just sit on the legs. My plan is still to be able to break the workbench down. We’ll see how well my plan works.

  1. HI Marilyn, loving the site!
    I notice you also use the Veritas hand-saws – one of the nicest tools to work with, it makes cutting so easy. Haven’t yet got a shoulder plane – looks like a Veritas or Lie-Nielsson? Any tips on what to look for when buying?


    James http://jamescurrellwoodworks.com

    1. Opps! You comment went to spam. Its a Lie Nielsen. I’m usually able to get a 15 to 20% discount by shopping on ebay.

      1. In the picture you are using a router plane? Did you use both a shoulder plane and a router plane

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