Saw Bench #2: More Blood Than Sweat and Tears

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Blog entry by nurvreck posted 12-09-2011 04:25 AM 1328 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Rubbed Raw Part 2 of Saw Bench series Part 3: I May Have Cheated, but at Least I’m Done »

Making some good progress on the saw bench. Milling is done, everything has been dimensioned and stretcher housing is cut. All that’s left is the actual assembly. As you can tell with the title, my skin learned that it cannot hold up to steel. Check out the latest entry here

-- Dan, SSgt/USMC, Yuma, AZ

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#1 posted 12-09-2011 07:11 PM

Ouch on both of those. I don’t keep the tip protectors on my chisels for that reason, store them in a way the protects the edges but does not expose yourself to them. The saw skip happens to a ton of guys, expecially on coarse saws. Keep your thumb high up on the side of the blad when you start your cut and this should not happen again (kind of like using a good chefs knife, you can’t cut yourself if your fingers dont allow the blade to be above them)

Good looking bench, I have thought about making a second one just like this for myself. Keep it up.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#2 posted 12-11-2011 05:15 PM

Already started using your great advice. Definitely feels a lot safer and no new cuts (to skin that is) to report.

-- Dan, SSgt/USMC, Yuma, AZ

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