|Project by Safetyboy||posted 03-31-2010 02:32 AM||2123 views||7 times favorited||8 comments|
I built this sawbench from some left-overs I had around the shop. I’m slowly moving into more hand tools in my work, and so this was good practice with those tools, and a good motivator to get more (LN panel saw, anyone?). Plus something about the design just says “woodworking” to me.
The top is cherry, and the base is all soft maple that I had leftover from building my workbench (I will post some photos of that too when I can clean it off).
I know some folks might balk at using “good wood” for shop appliances, but I’ve got two good reasons:
1) I don’t have a lot of wood storage in my 1/2 of the garage, so anytime I can put left-over pieces to good use, that’s a win for me.
2) I spend a lot of time in my shop, and looking at pretty wood makes me happy – so if I can do some woodworking, and look at pretty wood at the same time, that’s a double bonus for me.
My wife likes it so much, she now wants me to build another one for “indoor use” :-)
Of course, there are other good uses that the Sawbench can be put to:
-- -- Kevin in Mentor, Ohio