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Sawbench Notes

03-28-2016 01:24 AM by Alan | 0 comments »

Like my previous post, this is mostly a note for my own future reference. I’m trying to centralize all my woodworking notes in one place, preferably one accessible from anywhere, and LJ is the only logical choice. So I have some unusual needs in a sawbench. Since I am an above-knee amputee, the conventional method of holding the board in place with ‘pot roast power’ is a no-go. I’ve tried it, it’s excruciatingly painful and it doesn’t work to hold the board in place either. Of course, the French method of ripping by hand whilst seated straddling the bench, as advocated by The Schwarz, is perfectly workable. Nevertheless, designing an appropriate...

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