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Project by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 02-01-2016 12:39 AM 1818 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today I was able to attain ‘Completion’ on my sawbench, and so can post it to Lumberjocks. :-) As you see in the second picture, Dowels were added to the two legs that have gone without for the past three years. Not sure why it took this long to complete, but it feels good not having that 2% hanging over my head.

This project is dedicated to the pre-anarchist Schwarz, as it’s his first sawbench model. He’s since jumped the shark.

Thanks for looking!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --





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lysdexic

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#1 posted 02-01-2016 12:43 AM

Nice saw bench. I want to make one. However, what I truly covet is your feeling of completion. It is harder to attain than most think.

“Jumped the shark”?

-- I love Jeeps

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#2 posted 02-01-2016 12:47 AM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumping_the_shark

It is a good, good feeling! Thanks, Yo.

As I recall, putting the first six dowels in really drove me nuts. High anxiety, as I (likely) didn’t have sharp bits nor a decent brace at the time. Well, now I do, on both counts. So finishing took all of five minutes. Took longer to post.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#3 posted 02-01-2016 12:53 AM

Nice – I made a saw bench too, but one of Chris’s later versions that was a little simpler. It has really helped me on my hand tool only projects.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 02-01-2016 02:23 AM

Thanks Rob. Yeah, it was a ‘laugh-out-loud’ moment when I first used it… as in, “How did I not know about this already? This is GREAT!”

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#5 posted 02-01-2016 02:44 AM

Nice Smitty, need some action shots!

It looks like it has also served double duty as a finishing bench…I see overspray!

-- Putty

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#6 posted 02-01-2016 02:51 AM

im wondering, for the record, if you and theoldfart had a sawbench race, who would finish first? :)

I play I play

Good stuff man. Wish I had the space for one

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#7 posted 02-01-2016 03:01 AM

Good bench Smitty. I made two benches ala Schwartz, they held up my workbench top for two years! That are a much simpler version of yours.

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

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#8 posted 02-01-2016 03:26 AM

I’ve actually scrubbed saw plates on that bench top, resulting in some of the dark streaks. The rest of them, who knows? It’s a sitting bench, a sawing bench, a ladder of sorts, a saw horse at times, and all kinds of other things. Love it. Highly recommended shop appliance. Thanks for the comments!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#9 posted 02-01-2016 03:47 AM

Nice! Love the beading detail.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#10 posted 02-01-2016 03:51 AM

You know that was my first triumph with the #45… End grain too yet, and I was so excited to have a cutter sharp enough to pull it off.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#11 posted 02-01-2016 04:06 AM

Nice Smitty. I’ve got a bunch of projects that are 98% done, just need that last little thing, but alas… no such completion… usually it’s finish, for me.

I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on the saw bench. I’ve been thinking about building a second one, with non angled legs on one side at least… I’ve hit the legs a few times with my current one

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#12 posted 02-01-2016 04:48 AM

Hit the legs sawing? I guess sawing off the end only is what I’ve been doing. Sometimes it’s a pain; the bench it heavy. So making a straight, long side would mean less chance of having to rotate the bench. Am I reading you right?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#13 posted 02-01-2016 04:50 AM

The use case I had in mind was when I’m ripping a board, I put the board on the saw bench, and rip it off the side of the saw bench, and I occasionally hit the legs or the stretcher with the saw. When I crosscut, I usually do so off the end of the saw bench as well, though usually only when it’s a wider or thicker board. For smaller boards I usually do that at the work bench

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#14 posted 02-01-2016 05:56 AM

Ah, side rips. Some combination of straight (vertical) legs does make total sense. Leading legs of each side, maybe?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#15 posted 02-01-2016 01:07 PM

Nice one Smitty.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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