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#1 posted 790 days ago

Thats what I did – all Quarter sawn SYP from 2×10s and 2×12s, except for the vise faces.

Weighs a ton, and a good learning experience. Takes a beating too. Still changing, but without a doubt its made all my hand tool work much more enjoyable and accurate. I was using a Jawhorse before this (tragedy).

Sketchup and the Cutlist plugin made it easy to tweak before building. I kept buying straight, knot-free lumber from the big box stores a few at a time, and seasoned them for a year while I worked on the design (and other projects).

Best of luck,

-- Chris @ Atlanta - JGM - Occam's razor tells us that when you hear hoofs, think horses not zebras.


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