Traditional Sawbench #4: finally done

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Blog entry by cutmantom posted 10-17-2012 12:13 AM 5987 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The sawbench is done

the mortise and tenons were glued as well as pegged

the top joints were done the same way, they were dry fitted and temporarily screwed while the mortises were done then the plywood braces were glued and screwed on, the top was unscrewed and removed straight up, then glued and pegged into place

it has one coat of some old leftover water based poly

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#1 posted 10-17-2012 12:20 AM

Nice bench.

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#2 posted 10-17-2012 12:36 AM

Very clean. Nice job.

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#3 posted 10-17-2012 03:34 AM

Great saw bench!

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#4 posted 10-18-2012 05:46 PM

Very nice! Your top joints are a lot tighter than mine—I had a lot of trouble cutting and fitting that joint. I also made my braces out of solid wood and pegged them in to match all the other joints on the bench. I’m not sure why Schwarz used plywood and screws for just that part of the bench.

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#5 posted 10-19-2012 02:26 AM

i used a shop made kerf jig, had to do some test cuts to get the procedure and technique right but it worked well

it came to me building this that Schwarz was just building saw horses, a semi disposable item, to use in building a project, whereas my project was the saw bench

plywood for the braces makes sense to me because it is less likely to fail, solid wood could split if stressed enough but should be fine for normal use

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#6 posted 10-21-2012 07:52 PM

shop made kerf jig, blue tape is the fine adjustments

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#7 posted 08-03-2014 04:09 PM

Nice job!

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