I am well on my way to having a nice new workbench when i hit a snag. I have the table top all glued up and need to trim the ends off. My circular saw is on loan to a friend a few hours from here, so I decided to try and use my jig saw with a guide and long blade. Big mistake!
At first the blade skipped off the guide bearing and started digging in towards the center. Then, even with it set right the blade began to dig towards the center again and broke the t-shake off inside my saw. Now I have to figure out how to get that out. So I ruined at least 3 inches of the table, and will be with out a circular saw for a few weeks at least.
I have been watching a lot of Paul Sellers and Roy Underhill recently, so I decided to try and hand saw it. I went out, picked up a stanley saw, set up my knife wall via Paul’s instructions, climbed up on the table, and went to town. In our 90deg florida spring, I worked up one hell of a sweat. It came out pretty well though.
There is still some damaged section, but I am going to cap this with some oak. Planning on putting an end vise across this end of the table. Then again, the top isnt fixed yet, so if I screw up the squareness too badly i can always flip it around. That much hand sawing felt like an accomplishment, I should do that more often.
-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.