Recycled Timber Saw Bench

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Project by Chuggy posted 09-15-2014 07:25 AM 1843 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This saw bench is made from old grey Tas Oak I had leftover from a shed build. Originally it was the roof framing off a friends house. After some rough hand jointing I put in some dovetails for the top and draw bored mortise and tenon joints for the feet. This timber was very tough and old, suffice to say I had to use a bit of filler to try and recover some rather ugly dovetails, my saw wandered quite a bit in places. Treated it with some BLO and turps which really brought out the colour.

I completed the whole project with hand tools except for the dowel holes as I didn’t have an auger bit the correct size for the dowel I had lying around.

I Googled saw benches and found a LumberJocks project I liked by briant. I altered it to suit the timber I was using, raised the stringer so I could get a foot under there comfortably and left off the side apron as I had plenty of meat in my top and I wanted to be able to clamp things on top easily.

Don’t know how I survived so long without one of these!

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#1 posted 09-15-2014 11:34 AM

Nice saw bench, I’ve got to make one of these, been meaning to do so for quite a while. Like this design, probably will copy, thanks.

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#2 posted 09-15-2014 01:50 PM

Stout and well made, good job.

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#3 posted 03-01-2015 01:34 AM

Very nice, been meaning to make one of the same design myself.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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