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Project by Airframer posted 391 days ago 1578 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Woke up early this morning to do some more work on my workbench when I got a wild hair and decided to knock out a saw bench real quick to help me along.

Dug out a piece of 8/4 oak that had a split on one end and an extra piece of oak that was going to be on my bench top but wasn’t needed.

Took a bit of work to get the top flat with my workbench still in an nonfunctional state but I got it close.

Ironically enough.. just like a workbench build, you need a saw bench to build a saw bench.. whodathunk?

This took about 5 hours to make using mostly hand tools (the band saw was used to remove the waste from the joints in the top). I was going utilitarian rustic with this which was nice not worrying about appearance too much but I think it came out looking decent.

Legs are drawbored and glued.

Here are some bonus build pics..

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com





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theoldfart

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#1 posted 391 days ago

What, NO dovetails? go back and do it again!
I need one to.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Airframer

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#2 posted 391 days ago

You laugh but I HAD thought about dovetailing the legs lol… then I snapped out of it.

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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#3 posted 391 days ago

you are rolling right through!!!

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

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terryR

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#4 posted 391 days ago

Looks great, and very sturdy. 6 hours ehhh? very impressive! :)

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

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Airframer

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#5 posted 391 days ago

Thanks guys. I have some 3-2-1 drying on it right now but I can tell this will speed things up quite a bit. I should have made this ages ago.

Oh.. and Terry.. it was 5 hours. I started at 8:30 and finished at 1:30 lol.

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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Airframer

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#6 posted 391 days ago

I just added some pics with the finish on.

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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terryR

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#7 posted 391 days ago

...ooops…sorry, Eric, I read your post without my glasses the first time. darn 5’s and 6’s got me again! LOL

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

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planeBill

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#8 posted 391 days ago

Jolly good.Especially the save on the top piece, using that scrap with the split in it, like it was meant to be there so you could cut it out and use it for the top of a saw bench. Nice work.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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nuttree

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#9 posted 391 days ago

Yeah, this looks like its gonna come in pretty handy

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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Airframer

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#10 posted 391 days ago

Thanks folks.

Bill.. yep that’s what I thought this morning when I found that piece.

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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AnthonyReed

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#11 posted 391 days ago

You are unstoppable.

Very nice AF. Drawbore makes it all the better.

-- ~Tony

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Mauricio

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#12 posted 390 days ago

Thats a beast of a saw bench man, good job!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Mosquito

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#13 posted 390 days ago

That’s a very beefy lookin’ saw bench. Nice work

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#14 posted 389 days ago

Looks comfortable. How many does it seat??

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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WayneC

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#15 posted 389 days ago

Love it. Great looking bench.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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