Hi, I am hoping I may get an answer here before I make the plunge on the next step of the bench. After a shop disaster I was able to get back into the shop Saturday.
What I had planned was for my bench base is to have a tusk tenon. However the dimensions I have are kind of worrying me.
My base posts are 3 3/4" thick and 5" wide.
The stretchers are 2 7/8" thick and 6" wide.
So here is my dillema. I want to make a tusk tenon, with a total thickness of 3 3/4" I need to create the shoulder and through piece. In rules of thirds this would mean the shoulder would be 1 1/4". So that being the case I would have to again split this in thirds to determine the tusk size which in turn would be close to about 1/2".
Does this seem right? The top right now weighs aprox. 175+ lbs.
Thanks ever so much!