I cut 1.5" deep motises instead of 2.5" and it seems to work fine. Thanks for the heads up before I did way too much work!
Thanks! I was planning on doing this just to knock down the edges to save my fingers but I'm glad it is going to help too.
6 motises each 1 1/8 by 1 1/8 by 1 1/2 to allow for a better wedge for the holdfasts. First time doing multiple hand cut mortises. Not that much fun when the bench is on the floor and you have to work around the legs and supports. Oh well still a good experience. Now to sharpen my poor chisel.
I've been using this GVS elipse sometimes. And it's compact feels light on the face and works fine. I always struggle with the right combo of mask and safety glasses especially since I like to wear the overear ear protection too. It starts to get a little congested up there on the noggin. Its a little weird but I n the end I actually find my 3m Full face mask to be the most comfortable. The weight sits on a larger surface area around your head. Sure if it's hot and your in the shop for a few hours it can get a little annoying but I like it. It definitely looks like overkill but I don't even get dust in my eyes much less larger pieces of shrapnel.