I am finally getting around to building my workbench and have run into a snag. I have a top of 8/4 maple and I am wrapping it with 5/4 x 4″ stock. My corners will be joined with 1/2 blind dovetails. The problem being, I ultimatly have a breadboard end. I plan on lagging the end piece to the top with the lags set in elongated countersunk holes to allow movement. My question is do I put my pins or tails on the end piece. One would think putting the pins on the end piece would allow the top to expand and contract.
Any comments or suggestions are greatly anticipated.
If the whole design sounds iffy let me know. I am a little apprehensive about the lag bolt idea (there would be two 1″ splines with no glue in addition to the lags)
I hope this makes sense, David J Peschio