|Project by Chuggy||posted 09-15-2014 07:25 AM||1891 views||5 times favorited||3 comments|
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!