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Project by walden posted 07-07-2015 03:40 PM 2153 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this saw bench based on the design by Tom Fidgen. Most of the bench is cherry, but the horizontal stretchers on the legs are Sapele. All of the wood was scraps I had in the shop. The entire project was done with hand tools. I used hide glue that I mixed myself – a first. Thanks for looking.

-- "I am hiring a realtor if and when the day comes a lion is on my roof."





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#1 posted 07-07-2015 03:53 PM

Beautiful work Walden. Well done man.

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 07-07-2015 05:13 PM

Love it, going on my too make list!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 07-07-2015 05:13 PM

Clean work, Sir. Are the holes in the top for holdfasts? Do they work in thinner stock?

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#4 posted 07-07-2015 05:20 PM

Todd: The holes are for the Veritas surface clamps that work in thin stock. There are also holes on the 90 degree legs for the same purpose.

-- "I am hiring a realtor if and when the day comes a lion is on my roof."

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#5 posted 07-07-2015 06:17 PM

Walen, I like it! Shoulda’ made two then I could have one :-)

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#6 posted 07-07-2015 11:33 PM

Nice Walden. I don’t know what you were sawing on before, but I’m going to put my money on this being a lot better.

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#7 posted 07-07-2015 11:39 PM

Thanks for the kind words everyone.

Tim: Yes, this is much better!

-- "I am hiring a realtor if and when the day comes a lion is on my roof."

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#8 posted 07-08-2015 12:29 AM

Nice work Walden, congrats with Fidgen publicity bump.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#9 posted 07-08-2015 01:15 AM

Soooo nice. Want to touch it.

-- -Dan

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#10 posted 07-08-2015 01:29 AM

Haha. You crack me up Pez.

-- "I am hiring a realtor if and when the day comes a lion is on my roof."

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#11 posted 07-08-2015 02:06 AM

Ohh purty, outta make me one too. Need a mate for my splittop one.

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

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#12 posted 07-08-2015 03:40 AM

Nice, and nicely done.

-- Every project is a learning opportunity, every error a design opportunity

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#13 posted 07-08-2015 03:42 AM

Nice work Walden… can’t wait to start mine!

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#14 posted 07-08-2015 01:51 PM

Looks like furniture. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#15 posted 07-08-2015 02:03 PM

Looks great Walden.

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