|Project by RGtools||posted 04-11-2012 03:31 AM||3493 views||2 times favorited||20 comments|
I have long wanted a second saw-bench. Don’t get me wrong, I love my first one. It’s built like a tank, and its extra girth has made is so much more than just a panel sawing station…but it’s so darn heavy. I have taken this to a few job-sites and it’s a drag to haul around.
I decided that like a well matched couple sometimes opposites attract. I have seen enough of this type of bench that I can’t attribute it to any one person, but I can say who’s bench finally made me pull the trigger. Maurico Made his with a machete ...once I read that I had no excuses whatsoever not to make my own.
It took me a little under three hours to build mine. Tools used:
Scrub plane (note the tearout in the leg….I could have cleaned that up but I decided that did not matter)
Drill press (I don’t have a 1 1/4 auger bit…and I would have used the drill press anyway for this sort of thing since it saves so much time)
various layout tools
heavy rip saw
Tenon saw (a junky piece of crap…but everything else I have makes too narrow a kerf for the wedges)
Smoother/block to calm the corners a bit so it’s comfortable to pick up
You can fill in the blanks. Make one, you won’t be sorry.
-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan