So here it is Tuesday on week 2? or is it 3? We've got about 2ish weeks left to try and get this woodworking masterpiece done if we are going to display it in the Artistry in Wood show that starts in the middle of next month. At this point that looks like a tall order but still doable.
Started my day with chopping out the massive leg vise mortise. Did most with the mortiser and finished it off with my Festool router and edge guide. Now had I had the bigger router I would have elected to do the whole thing with it but the mortiser did the job fine.
Here she is finally ready for some finish sanding and a few grooves for the lower shelves. I've placed half of the leg vise assembly in the mortise so you can get an idea of how it will mount.
You can see below that the draw bore holes have been drilled in the legs but not the tenons. I will use a drill bit to mark the location of the hole on the tenon through the leg, then I will dis assemble the leg and drill the hole about 1/32" over from the mark. This way when the leg is assembled the oak dowel will pull the joint together when it is hammered in place.