Anyway I like what I'm seeing so far and what little research I've done on the Moravians indicates the bench may work very well. This style bench was a job site bench, unlike the English who tended to build their benches on the site the Moravians made their job site benches portable.
Botton line I'm looking forward to giving it a go. Here is a photo of one long stretcher in place, waiting for the last mortise for the other side.
BTW, major butt scratching before chopping the third mortise, much back and forth to insure the mortise was placed correctly. Simple but, I've been known to screw it up.
Old Fart medical, skip it. It is boring as granny panties but it gives me a place to note what is happening.
For the last three months I've had constant back and leg pain for most of every day. worst early mornings, on the 1 to 10 scale hitting 7 to 8 at times for an hour or two after getting out of bed. After a couple of hours I could move around but still in low level pain with no strength in my legs. This was every day with no escape other than whisky and sometimes a couple of pain pills until this Saturday. I started a course of Methylprednissolone and within a couple of hours all pain disappeared and I've been pain free now for going on four days. I know once the course of meds is finished the pain is likely to return but....It gives me hope that it can be controlled without surgery. MRI this coming Monday should tell the tell.
Sorry for the digression,