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Split top Saw Bench #4: Adding a saw till to the saw bench

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Blog entry by TerryDowning posted 11-12-2013 07:11 PM 1584 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Feet, uprights and assembly Part 4 of Split top Saw Bench series Part 5: The saw till with Dog House (Dry Fit) »

Not only am I in need of a saw bench, but a place to store my hand saws. Right now I keep them in an old toolbox, that is often difficult to get at. I planned the length of this to accommodate a saw till of some sort.

The plan is for a simple box suspended in the non vice side to keep my saws in a handy place near where they will be used most.

I ended the last entry and start this one with cutting the stock to length.



and starting the layout

The saws will be held in theses cradles. The cradles will be held in the box frame with wedged tenons.

The raised portion on the cradle on top is intentional, I plan on making a small box in the saw till to accommodate spacers and wedges for the vice when not in use.

Layout complete. The ends of the box frame will be dovetailed.

I started chopping out mortise holes this morning.

Obviously these need to be cleaned up but I had to get work.

More on this later as chopping and fitting progresses.

-- - Terry



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AnthonyReed

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#1 posted 11-18-2013 08:50 PM

Looking good.

Am I understanding correctly that this will be somewhat cantilevered from the side of the bench?

Thanks Terry.

-- ~Tony

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TerryDowning

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#2 posted 11-18-2013 08:56 PM

Actually, it is going to be a box that will tilt out ward.

No pics, but I have dry fit the box together.

Picking up some 3/4” dowel tonight on the way home from work to fashion the pivot points.

Hopefully some pics tomorrow.

-- - Terry

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#3 posted 11-18-2013 09:01 PM

Pivot from the bottom similar to a potato bin?

-- ~Tony

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#4 posted 11-18-2013 09:14 PM

Yup, that’s the idea.

-- - Terry

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Don W

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#5 posted 11-18-2013 09:20 PM

Great idea, saws right in the bench.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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