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Fun with hand saws #9: Saw bench build #1

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Blog entry by JeremyPringle posted 11-29-2013 04:26 AM 1394 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Completed re-handle Part 9 of Fun with hand saws series Part 10: Saw bench part 2. »

Today I was able to start on my saw bench. Using the 8/4 pine that I was not able to use to make my chevy.

I am using Tom Fidgen’s saw bench design as my base, the design can be found in his newest book.

The saw bench is a split top, I used my cross cut saw to cut the two top pieces to length, as well as the 4 legs. I then used my table saw to cut them close to the final width. Then off to the bench and my LA jack to make everything nice and square and smooth.
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I them used my marking gauges to mark the lap joints and sawed them out with my back saws, and cleaned them up with chisels and my router plane,

Then I marked out the corresponding joint and cut that out and cleaned it up again with chisels and my router plane,

That’s it for tonight. Tomorrow I will work on the back half, a little more interesting as the back legs are angled at 100°.

With any luck I will be done this by the end of the weekend. Then I can get back to the chevy build.

Thanks,



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#1 posted 11-29-2013 01:36 PM

Good start Jeremy, this should be an interesting build.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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