saw till

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Project by need2boat posted 09-06-2011 04:04 AM 3849 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m sorry for the bad images. I didn’t think to take some before I installed it.

I have a very small shop so I do my best to tuck things into places and make the most of the walls space I have. Recently I’ve learning how to properly use, repair and sharpen saws. I had a few from my grandfather and picked a few more more up locally.

I used the shape of the D-8 as inspiration for the sides and tucked a small shelf into the back for the tools, jointer, files and set. The sides are made from ambrosia maple and the cross pieces are hickory.


-- Second Chance Saw Works Blog: Positive Rake

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#1 posted 09-06-2011 04:35 AM

This is just plain cool.

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#2 posted 09-06-2011 05:09 AM

Nice design, and the wood is beautiful! If I had more saws, I would like to do the same.

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#3 posted 09-06-2011 06:00 AM

Very nice. I like the ambrosia maple. I notice that you don’t have any type of stabilization at the top I.e. A kerfed block. Do the saws tilt/ fall over. If you run out of room I’ll help store some saws for you :)

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#4 posted 09-06-2011 08:27 AM

That is a sweet cabinet. I only have 1 hand saw. I’d only need a narrow one. Cool stuff.

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#5 posted 09-06-2011 11:36 AM

Well done.

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#6 posted 09-06-2011 12:20 PM

nice till :-)
with some candy ….not bad :-)


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#7 posted 09-06-2011 01:34 PM


your correct. nothing across the top. The reason is I needed to notch out the right side for a beam. I thought about lowering the entire till but needed a 4 feet clearance under it. I played with the idea of putting anther strip about 4 to 6” from the top on the front to act as both a guard and a another brace but it made putting the saws away harder and I just didn’t feel it was needed.

I had a friend over and he was commenting on how nice the wood looked as well. I bought some locally cut ambrosia maple and found much of the really figured parts are also the worst pieces to use. It’s either cracked or crazy grain to cut and work. Its hard to see but the inside, side is really nice looking but as a few stress cracked that work fine for this use.

The hickory wow, I bought 3 old boards from the same person as the maple and BOY is that wood hard and the pieces I have had some really nice grain.


-- Second Chance Saw Works Blog: Positive Rake

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#8 posted 09-06-2011 03:28 PM

I wonder if I can make one of these to display all my table saws…

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#9 posted 09-06-2011 04:25 PM

That is a really nice till.
Best thoughts,

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#10 posted 09-07-2011 05:36 AM

That is very nice. I need to build one of those!

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#11 posted 09-21-2011 02:39 AM

Nice saw till.

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#12 posted 09-21-2011 02:53 AM

Ok, I like this idea. I see now what I need to make for my saws. Thanks for posting

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#13 posted 09-21-2011 03:07 AM

very nice!

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