And I should be done. However I have been distracted several times so I am behind schedule.
The top is completed with the square catch hole [made the wooden part of the catch] and all holdfast holes are drilled. The legs are all joined with dovetail and rectangular tenons on the top and the 2″ by 4″ mortises on the legs to receive the stretchers. I also drilled the holes in the front legs for holdfasts. The stretchers are 4″ by 4″ with a 1″ by 3″ rabbit on the inside to accept the boards for the storage shelf. The ends of the stretchers are tenoned off and all dry fit up.
I made the chisel rack, will finish up the crochet, the iron for the catch and grease cup today and will try and finish the drawer as well, but no guarantees on that one.
This bench is built on speculation, it will be for sale and I will not be using the bench, my personal bench is a Nicholson, English through and through.
I will post construction pictures and finished pictures on the next post, after the holiday.