|Project by Jeremy Greiner||posted 03-29-2013 02:47 AM||1505 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I’ve been staying with my Dad for a month or so while I look for a house up here in St. Louis. I made a small work bench in an unfinished portion of my Dad’s basement. He has been a very gracious host and I am very lucky.
I had never used a radial arm saw before. I’m used to cross cutting on my table saw with a miter gauge and a stop block. I set up the legs of the bench all to be cut at the same time so they will all be the same length.
I will say for cutting 8’ 2×4s a radial arm saw is pretty convenient.
For cutting the plywood I made a saw guide for the circular saw. This is one of the most useful things you can make for a circular saw it makes cutting straight lights easy.
I only brought a few small clamps with me, but my dad had a large stock pile of bricks that made for some excellent clamps.
The bench came out really well and I look forward to tinkering around on it :)
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