Saw/Carving Bench

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Project by Clung posted 03-15-2012 04:48 PM 3740 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Ron Herman inspired saw bench built completely with cheap 2X4’s planed to 1X3 inch stock for the top and sides, resawn and planed to 1/2 inch stuff for the till. I built the 3 inch top beside the till to use for small carving projects that I like to do in the house sitting on a stool. It’s still light enough to be portable, fits into the back of the car and incorporates a till into the third of the top to store some saws. I intend to add a hole or two for hold fasts once I decide where they should be. Finished with BLO/paint thinner/spar varnish. 30”X17.5”X18”H. A more personal explanation of the inspiration behind the carving can be found here.

-- Clarence

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#1 posted 03-15-2012 05:35 PM

Great work! I really like the design that incorporates a saw till as well. And the Hebrew carvings (shavar and bara) offer a nice contrast! Great balance between craftsmanship and functionality.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 03-15-2012 08:22 PM

Clarence, it’s a beautiful bench and the carving is very crisp and clean.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 03-15-2012 08:42 PM

Very nicely done, and thanks for sharing your explanation for the carving also

Thanks for the post,


-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland -

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#4 posted 03-15-2012 10:26 PM

That is a fine looking build

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 03-15-2012 11:28 PM

Very nice the carvings are amazing.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#6 posted 03-16-2012 12:42 AM

Very well done !! The carvings add a lot of nice character to your project : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 03-16-2012 03:03 AM

Very nice. Great post. Great blog, too. If I had a view like you have on your blog, I’d never turn away.

Thanks for posting.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#8 posted 06-04-2012 06:38 PM

I think it is a beauty.
Who would not love to grab a saw from this or sit and carve in a winters night.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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