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.
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.