Child #1 is getting ready to fly so I thought we'd build a workbench for a little shelter-in-place project. This one is made of ipe. We started with (15) boards 1.125" thick by 3.5" wide. Marking and cutting the parts for the legs. and more marking and cutting We cut notches in the the cross boards with the old back-n-forth method on the table saw. They will be glued together to make mortises for the legs. Here they are after gluing, filing the mortise to fit the legs. The ol' Shinto rasp was the only file that would touch the ipe! That was a lot of filing!