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Project by Jarmo posted 03-28-2015 03:04 AM 2358 views 15 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this sawbench based upon a design I saw on Lumberjocks. It’s made of poplar left over from my workbench build. This thing is great to have around and works really well. The dog holes make holding boards down really easy. I use this all the time for crosscutting 8ft boards. Also works great if I’m going to make a precision cut with a circular saw and a guide. I’m not sure how you could improve upon this design.





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NormG

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#1 posted 03-28-2015 02:00 PM

I saw one of these in someones garage a couple years back. Yours is much better built and I love the dowel holes, I can see where they would be very useful

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Jon

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#2 posted 03-28-2015 08:42 PM

Going to boost this design for sure! – been needing a saw bench and this one really fits what i’ve been looking for.

-- Cheers!

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Dan Krager

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#3 posted 03-28-2015 09:06 PM

Jarmo, you’ve built a classic tool and it’s very nice. Clean and very functional.

I was inspired by a fellow LJ to build one also and have been posting progress pictures on “Workbench Smackdown” thread. Due to volume of posts the pics are buried by now, but I’ll be posting another as soon as the weather gets warm enough I can glue it up.

I made a few additions as you can see from the design here, but I won’t go so far as to say they are improvements. Not yet anyway.

DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.

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Dan Krager

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#4 posted 03-28-2015 09:06 PM

Jarmo, you’ve built a classic tool and it’s very nice. Clean and very functional.

I was inspired by a fellow LJ to build one also and have been posting progress pictures on “Workbench Smackdown” thread. Due to volume of posts the pics are buried by now, but I’ll be posting another as soon as the weather gets warm enough I can glue it up.

I made a few additions as you can see from the design here, but I won’t go so far as to say they are improvements. Not yet anyway.

DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.

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woodenwarrior

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#5 posted 03-29-2015 01:57 AM

Jarmo,
I really like the functionality of your design. I would like to build one for myself and I was thinking a cool addition to the bench would be threaded inserts that can support a zero clearance jig for use with a circular saw when breaking down sheet goods. The threaded knobs would have spacers under them that would allow for clearance of any thickness stock. Thank you! You just got my jig building juices flowing!!

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda

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parkerdude

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#6 posted 04-01-2015 10:51 PM

Hey Jarmo
I’ve added a saw-bench to my list of projects as time allows and I’ve been looking at designs too. Nice work, BTW,

I found this one over at Tom Fidgin's YouTube video on his saw-bench.

I liked the addition to a temporary material stop to help hold boards along their edges.

Thought it might interest you, seems like an easy add-on. I think I’ll add it to mine, when the project starts.

-- dust control

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Dan Krager

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#7 posted 04-03-2015 11:20 PM

Warm weather and more progress has been made on the saw benches. One is glued up and needs to have the wedges and dovetails trimmed. Note that I actually use the jigs I build…this one was a couple years ago. It is extremely versatile and this operation of trimming is only a small part of what the jig can do. I apologize in advance for not being able to see the bit, but it’s in there…!

After:

Rearranged jig for outboard trimming:

Next up is using the shaper to cut the handle pieces.

DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.

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Jarmo

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#8 posted 04-03-2015 11:54 PM

The fence on his saw bench seems like it could be ideal. So far I’ve been able to hold everything down I needed to with holdfasts and clamps, but if you were doing a lot of sawing on this thing then that fence would save time for sure.


Hey Jarmo
I ve added a saw-bench to my list of projects as time allows and I ve been looking at designs too. Nice work, BTW,

I found this one over at Tom Fidgin s YouTube video on his saw-bench.

I liked the addition to a temporary material stop to help hold boards along their edges.

Thought it might interest you, seems like an easy add-on. I think I ll add it to mine, when the project starts.

- parkerdude

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