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Project by BigEd posted 1323 days ago 2320 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since my collection of hand tools is growing, I decided to make a sawbench based upon Chris Schwartz’ design. I did use power tools to dimension the stock, but used hand tools for everything else. The top and braces are made from honey locust left over from another project and the legs are white oak from repurposed tobacco barn rails.

-- BigEd, sawdust maker in Ohio





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Howie

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#1 posted 1323 days ago

Very sturdy looking bench. Good job.

-- Life is good.

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Marc5

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#2 posted 1323 days ago

Schwarz comes up with some pretty cool designs that are challenging to build and using hand tools adds a personal touch. You did a nice job.

-- Marc

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Matt Stauffer

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#3 posted 1323 days ago

I like it. I didn’t go for a tool tray on mine either.

-- Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. ~ John 5:24

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Manitario

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#4 posted 1323 days ago

Beautiful bench. I imagine that it is rock solid and will stay so for many, many years.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 1323 days ago

nice bench and they are harder than one think to make
with handtools :-) well done

may it serve you well, now make a second you wont regret it, when you want to ripsaw longboards
or crosscut them

take care
Dennis

Edit :they are great shopstools for gests as well

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twokidsnosleep

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#6 posted 1323 days ago

Looks great, excellent craftsmanship

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 1323 days ago

Goodlooking Hoarse you have built here. The Joints look great. Nice and solid no doubt.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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TheGravedigger

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#8 posted 1323 days ago

Great bench. I highly recommend making another one while your momentum’s up. You’ll want to use two in concert eventually.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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