The bench set up between the main house and the north Pavilion.

Setting up with the help of an young apprentice

Cutting dovetails in the double screw vise.

The weather was perfect for Harvest Day at Mount Pleasant and there was a steady stream of interested visitors to my bench with a number of them trying out the planes when I was planning a board to make a panel for a framed door. It was interesting to hear a lot of “So that’s how it’s done” as I drove the long tapered pegs into the draw-bored holes of the mortise and tenon joints and visitors saw the joints pull tightly together without clamps or glue.


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