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My 21st Century Bench Revisited #1: My 21st Century Revisited

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Blog entry by fineamerican posted 07-17-2010 08:14 PM 918 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My first attempt at recording my thoughts, hopes and wishes on a work bench have changed and today Ive begun to bring forth my ideas into my shop. One of the things about woodworking as you may have found out for yourself, is sometimes in order to accomplish one goal, along the way your faced with sub tasks if you will that must be completed before the main goal can be reached. For me that was a saw bench. You may wonder why I need a saw bench to build my work bench and the answer is this. My power tools continue to collect dust the old fashion way, and my band saw is the only one that has survived my journey into hand tools. The band saw is like a big hand tool with a cord anyway. That cant be applied to the tablesaw, or router etc. The bandsaw has its purpose in my hand tool shop. The saw bench is for crosscutting all of the large stock that will go into my bench. I followed the design for a saw bench found on Christooher Swartz Lost Art Press. I changed some things such as the 10 degree splay is at the back of the bench rather than all four legs. That way the legs shouldnt interfere with my saws downward motion. I also added the rip notch at the front of the bench, that goes along with the 90 degree legs to tell me or someone else which side is the front.

Who is this???? You wont get any points for a correct guess, you should know this anyway.

These are the victim planks that will become the top.

-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina, www.thomaswoodworker.com



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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 07-17-2010 08:29 PM

that was a good start making a sawbench before you start building the real workbench
but may I surgest that you make one more sawbench with the same high but changed
a little so it can go over the other when stored
to have the second sawbench is the same that you don´t have only one sawbuk always min. two

I´m looking forward to see your progrees with the workbench

Dennis

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fineamerican

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#2 posted 07-17-2010 08:42 PM

Dennis-
Thanks for the suggestion. I did read in the Lost Art plans about having two benches stored on top of each other. I will more than likely make another. I liek this one pretty good, but I made it in a hour, and there are some things I would do differently. Not big things, but I like pretty, and this thing is kind of ugly. Maybe in about 5 years Ill like how it looks. Thanks for the comment.

-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina, www.thomaswoodworker.com

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#3 posted 07-17-2010 09:19 PM

there is two things in a shop three if you count the workbench too
but thats sawbench and sawbuk thats okay to bee ugly as long they are stabil

Dennis

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