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Project by need2boat posted 01-07-2013 05:57 PM 1603 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So a married friend of mine said “you gota get your self a 2 legged does all” and I explained that’s funny I’ve got one on the bench right now!

I built this with some free and VERY twisted cheery. It’s good looking old growth stuff that’s was sitting in a barn for way to many years. I tend to use it for stuff around my shop and house as most of the time once the twist is out I’m left with less the 3/4 in boards.

The idea behind this is I do a fair bit of saw sharpening these days and often it’s a home. Once done I need something to test cut on. Not having a very big apt it also needs to would double time as end table. The over all size is about 24” tall by 12” wide 24” long. Most of the jointing is done by festool. It’s a friends and it worked great.

enjoy.

Joe

-- Second Chance Saw Works http://www.secondchancesawworks.com Blog: Positive Rake http://www.positiverake.com





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#1 posted 01-07-2013 06:34 PM

Looks like a useful bit of kit to me Joe and a nice bit of cherry too. You can clamp to it or use a bench hook on it, sit on it, stand on it, eat your dinner at it, put the TV on it, put a crate of beer on the shelf, etc. The possibilities are endless my friend.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#2 posted 01-07-2013 06:38 PM

Nice simple practical does it all!!!!!!!!!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 01-07-2013 07:04 PM

Hey Andy,

I’m having some smaller holdfast’s made to use with it. Can’t wait to give it a go!

Joe

-- Second Chance Saw Works http://www.secondchancesawworks.com Blog: Positive Rake http://www.positiverake.com

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#4 posted 01-07-2013 07:55 PM

I do love it. It is helpful and much prettier than my saw bench…. lol

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#5 posted 01-07-2013 10:02 PM

My wife is pretty supportive of my hobbies, but I’m pretty sure she’d draw the line at me using an end table as a saw bench or a saw bench as an end table! Although that one looks good enough I might stand a chance, a very very slim chance, but a chance.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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need2boat

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#6 posted 01-07-2013 10:11 PM

so then hanging white water boats on the wall in the hall way would be out as well. I’m starting to understand why I’m single. ;-)

Joe

-- Second Chance Saw Works http://www.secondchancesawworks.com Blog: Positive Rake http://www.positiverake.com

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#7 posted 01-07-2013 10:24 PM

Cool little table/stand/bench/whatever! Nice!

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#8 posted 01-07-2013 11:53 PM

I started to understand why you’d be single a Loooonnnngggg time ago.

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#9 posted 01-08-2013 12:24 AM

Looks a lot like a saw horse that went on a Carb load diet!

That’s a lot of nice cherry in a good clean design.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#10 posted 01-08-2013 12:42 AM

Nice looking project and very useful as well.

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#11 posted 01-08-2013 04:35 AM

Nice project Joe. So you have the big Domino. That is quite an investment. I have wonder what it would to some exposed joinery with domino. Have you ever tried it?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#12 posted 01-08-2013 04:52 PM

Looks great, Joe! nice cherry…

I thought a ‘2 legged does all’ was a child? :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#13 posted 01-08-2013 05:39 PM

The Domino is a friends. He’s in love with it though. All the Festool stuff is we designed you just need decided how much you’ll use it before forking over the money. This is the older model. I haven’t seen the newer one.

My only real issue is it’s set up for metric and more of the time that’s no big deal but when your center things it kind of makes it a little more problematic. you can see in the one picture with the holdfasts. That’s .032×14” replacement plates I’m using as shims. Had I thought things out a little more I could have just marked the parts first.

I guess that’s the about working with power tools. You gota play by the rules or get bit.

Joe

-- Second Chance Saw Works http://www.secondchancesawworks.com Blog: Positive Rake http://www.positiverake.com

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#14 posted 01-08-2013 06:38 PM

And Peter Ross holdfasts. Nice.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#15 posted 01-08-2013 06:54 PM

yea I was a big fan of Roy’s when I was younger as well as the victory garden. After I finished my bench it was the first bit of kit I got. I’ve since bought a few things from Peter. he’s a true craftsman! My problem is due to space I built shelves under it and that cuts down on use.

Joe

-- Second Chance Saw Works http://www.secondchancesawworks.com Blog: Positive Rake http://www.positiverake.com

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