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Blog entry by fineamerican posted 07-18-2010 12:10 AM 935 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The new saw bench is working out great. Very strudy, with no side to side wobbling. The saw Im using was given to me by a friend. Its a old Disston with one missing tooth. It cuts very straight, and very quick to my surprise. The ends of my cuts are farily square, for someone who doesnt have alot of time behind one of these. I think this bench will be a great exercise in using these larger hand saws. From the look on my face one could gather that hand tools can replace a membership to a gym ;)


The top glue up will began sometime tomorrow. I guess the fun stuff will come after with the joinery.

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



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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 07-18-2010 12:27 AM

you are damm right it can replace the expensive throwing irongym….LOL
but it´s a lot funnyer to build things at the same time
great pictures…...LOL

Dennis

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#2 posted 07-18-2010 11:15 AM

I suppose if you were working with it a lot it would be a lot better than a membership at the gym. Work outs never mnade any sense to me. If you’re going to work out, you may as well accomplish something:-)

A few days ago a carpenter whose dad was a hand tool guy b efore ower tools on jobs, said 4 strokes to cut a 2×4. I haven’t tried it, but it probably takes a bit of practice.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 07-18-2010 12:31 PM

I bet that carpenter’s name was Paul Bunyan…LOL

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#4 posted 07-18-2010 01:09 PM

Might have been ;-)) When I was an apprentice electrican in the 60s, all the carpenters still used handsaws quite a bit. They were pretty fast with them!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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