|Project by Dan Krager||posted 07-08-2015 11:39 PM||4550 views||13 times favorited||18 comments|
I finally decided to make a couple of saw benches. These are a compilation of ideas gathered here and there. They are made of Osage Orange (hedge) with walnut tills. The handles are removable and reversible for a solid top when needed. Otherwise the handles serve as disposable supports and fences for push or pull cut saws. They stack tightly interlocked for a tall bench. The tilt out tills hold saws, braces, bits, and misc tools as needed. The tills are removable and interchangeable and can be moved to the other bench if needed. When closed they don’t collect sawdust. The spacing is sufficient to hold all but the thickest of doors on edge for work on latches or hinges.
These beasts are HEAVY weighing in at about 90 lbs apiece with empty tills. They have the potential to become the base for shaving horse or spoon mule attachments. Can’t decide if I want to build the shaving horse or spoon mule attachments upon these or my carving table stand. After some more sleeps, perhaps I can make those attachments work solidly in both places.
The SketchUp file can be downloaded from my web site blog where there are more pictures detailing the build. http://kragerwoodworking.weebly.com/blog/sawbenches-nearly-finished
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