Laid out some toys
but this was just the tip of the iceberg. Set up a “high-tech workbench” after using a “saw tub” to cut what I needed off a plank.
Then the rest gets clamped in place
Then clamp the new saw bench top in place for a little joinery work
used this old saw to make a few cuts
checked the angled parts with a gauge, and a small handplane to smooth it down. the chisels did most of the removal work.
angle is about 12 degrees. Time to make a few legs
Set the saw at 12 degrees, and cut four legs. top and bottom arematching bevels. Drill some pilot holes
add some screws and glue and add a gusset
this is the back end. the front end was a little different. It gets a notch to help with rip cuts, so, the gusset goes on the inside of the legs
Not only can I clamp things flat on this bench, I can even stand them up, and still clamp them. Cut the notch out. Circ. saw for most of it, finished with a handsaw. Time to level the legs’ tops to the bench top
A Jack plane, doing end grain? How about a Wards #3 then?
And finally, just before lunch, I sat down on the bench with a #6 and smoothed the whole thing.
Spent maybe $3 on a 2×4, the 2×10 was a dumpster find, already had a box of screws and a bottle of glue. Gussets came from the Dungeon Shop’s scrap pile. Tool? four hand planes, a couple of chisels, lots of clamps, a drill to drill some holes and drive some screws. A few squares to mark with. Did break one combo square. the tab that locks the ruler in place on a Swanson square snapped off. So now, I have a decent 12” metal ruler…
-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use