progress. now the my bench is done, i can focus again on other projects.
i cut the ends of the legs at 80 degrees and notched the tops to accept the seat.
the i focused on the cross pieces for the legs. i had forgotten the the mortises are 1 3/4" tall, and i cut the 2nd tenon 1 1.2". oops.i will make a couple of wedges for it. it is not great, but with glue and a pin, it should be good enough for the use.
then i went to get the other 2x3 to make the other cross piece, and it was gone! i think i used it when building the bench. but really wanted to make more progress, so i remembered that i have about 100 of those big 1 1/2 x 1/4 x 21 paint stirrers from home depot. every time i go there, i grab a handful.
so i glued a bunch of them together to make one. it is surprisingly strong. it also has 1 1/2" tenons, so i will have to make more wedges. sigh.