All fantasy should have a solid base in reality

I did manage to get all my workbench base pieces fitted and dry assembled.

One trick I used was chalk on my tenons for fitting.  I chalked the tenons once they start to fit but get stuck.  When I slide the tenon in, the areas that are sticking rub the chalk off.

And that’s .. where I focus my trimming for the perfect fit.

No assembly required!

These arrived yesterday at our port.  They come across the ocean fully assembled (yes from China).  As some of the largest container handling cranes in the world, they are 267 feet high.  I know it doesn’t look like it, but they’re big!

So what does that have to do with woodworking.  Well, nothing really.  Except that this woodworker works at the port and had a great opportunity to take the picture.

Helicopter shots here.

But good news, I’m still working on my workbench.  Hopefully, by the weekend, I’ll have the base assembled.