I am building a workbench for my wood shop. It is more of a counter, really, to be made with 4 X 4 posts on each end and in the middle, with 2 X 4s as the scaffolding, then one inch plywood on the top and on a bottom shelf. Not as nice as a beech or hard maple work bench a la Christopher Schartz, but what I can afford. However, I have to make 24 mortise and tenon joints. Since I do not have a mortise machine, that means drilling and chopping out the waste with a chisel. This is going to be a long few days, but I should have a sturdy work space after I am finished. At least, that is the plan. And, as a side benefit, I will be getting lots of practice at making a fundamental joint for woodworking.