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Project by Airframer posted 07-27-2013 09:05 PM 1628 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 - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"





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theoldfart

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#1 posted 07-27-2013 09:14 PM

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 07-27-2013 09:17 PM

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

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#3 posted 07-27-2013 09:27 PM

you are rolling right through!!!

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#4 posted 07-27-2013 10:24 PM

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 07-27-2013 10:48 PM

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 - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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Airframer

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#6 posted 07-28-2013 12:23 AM

I just added some pics with the finish on.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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terryR

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#7 posted 07-28-2013 12:51 AM

...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 07-28-2013 01:23 AM

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 07-28-2013 02:46 AM

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 07-28-2013 03:41 AM

Thanks folks.

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

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#11 posted 07-28-2013 04:15 PM

You are unstoppable.

Very nice AF. Drawbore makes it all the better.

-- ~Tony

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#12 posted 07-29-2013 05:06 PM

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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#13 posted 07-29-2013 05:07 PM

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 07-29-2013 10:14 PM

Looks comfortable. How many does it seat??

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#15 posted 07-30-2013 03:14 AM

Love it. Great looking bench.

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

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