|Project by midnightww||posted 06-22-2014 12:16 AM||1659 views||10 times favorited||11 comments|
I’ve named it “the Beast”. Fairly certain I could chuck this off my roof and it would only sustain a few dents. I haven’t been able to find someone else using the sliding dovetail tenon to join the top (probably because everyon else is smart enough to not put this much effort into a sawbench). I did this as a skill builder as preparation for building a Roubo bench at some point in the near future. The long stretchers and top are draw-bored using oak dowels. Draw-bored may be a stretch as I would describe the offsets as “cowardly”. The short stretchers are joined with single dovetails, simply because I thought they would look cool.
I’m glad I built this before attempting a full size bench. I made numerous mistakes (reason there are no close up shots of the joinery:)) but learned a lot in the process.
-- "Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good" Minor Myers