Traditional Sawbench

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Project by Tim Dahn posted 11-26-2012 08:56 PM 2338 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a saw bench I made the past couple of weekends from Chris Schwarz plans. I used recycled wood on this, the legs came from an old rope bed, the top and stretchers are from leftover framing lumber and the rest from shipping crates.

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#1 posted 11-26-2012 09:00 PM

That’s the way to do it! Terrific

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#2 posted 11-26-2012 09:07 PM

Beautiful. Just beautiful :)

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#3 posted 11-26-2012 09:14 PM

That looks sturdy. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 11-26-2012 10:06 PM

Nice work Tim

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 11-27-2012 12:32 AM


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#6 posted 11-27-2012 01:03 PM

Great job! I have been thinking of building a saw bench, but haven’t decided on a design. Let me know how you like using it.

-- "When and if the day comes a lion is on my roof, I am hiring a realtor." ShaneA

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#7 posted 11-27-2012 02:30 PM

This looks dam nice. Wow, I love the look of the grains on it as well. Great sawing ahead!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#8 posted 11-27-2012 03:24 PM

Great job, Timbo… could stand on that to replace the porch light as well! Seriously, brings back memories of your SWP woodworking bench….........................

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#9 posted 11-27-2012 05:15 PM

Very nice build, excellent color, too!

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#10 posted 11-27-2012 08:10 PM

You can’t seriously be thinking of sawing and hammering on that. Its too beautiful. Bring it into your lounge and use it as a side table. Or eat off it, or even just eat it.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#11 posted 12-13-2012 02:11 PM

Beautiful saw bench Tim. I wish I had space enough in my shop to accommodate one of these. It’s not as difficult to handsaw as some folks think and a bench like this makes it even easier.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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