|Project by woodcox||posted 02-13-2013 10:50 PM||2099 views||8 times favorited||16 comments|
I have recently returned to woodworking and I find myself working backwards from power tools back to the basics of hand tools and their techniques. I’ve had enough of using makeshift workbenches and needed to design a proper bench. In my design I have several long sweeping curves within it’s profile. Not having a bandsaw and wanting to do it by hand I came across TFWW’s plans for this classic design. It is made of cherry left over from my daughter’s rocking horse. I mainly stuck to hand tools such as copingsaw, bench chisels, combination rasp and my new favorite the Shinto rasp saw. I came up with a new twist for the toggle, a hand carved mini padauk paring slick! I used 30 lb braided fishing line for the tensioner. I bought the pins, handles and three blades from TFWW. I also made another blade from a bandsaw blade. Although I had to remove the set from the teeth as it was too much for this small frame to handle it rips nicely. This was a great project and I can’t wait to start on my bench with my new hand made tool. Thank you for lookin.
-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.