Building a sawbench
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I’m building a sawbench with inspiration from a plan by Chris Schwarz, found here.
The construction grade pine has been waiting roughly sawn to size for a month or two. This evening I got out the jack plane and started milling.
After an hour or two of plane meditation my reward was a big pile of nice shavings and some even nicer squared pieces for the sawbench.
I’ll post updates in this thread as the build continues.
Located in Jönköping, Sweden.Anonymous16 November 2012 at 9:48 pm #3332
Nicely done Jesper 😉16 November 2012 at 10:00 pm #3333
Haha! I’ve got most of the components milled as well – they’ve been sitting under my bench for a while now. Just need to do the stretchers and I’m good to go, providing none of them have moved.
Interested to see how your build goes!
"To know and not do is to not know"17 November 2012 at 3:15 am #3344
You need two of these. I love mineAnonymous17 November 2012 at 8:11 am #3352
Are the legs on your saw horses splayed in one or two directions? i.e. Sideways only or sideways and outward at either endAnonymous17 November 2012 at 8:19 am #3354
I’ll see if I can provide a picture of the saw horse design I typically use.
@Ron: Yes I know a pair is better than one. I’m planning a second sawbench that will be a bit more massive that can also serve as a mortisingbench. Your bench looks really nice and solid.
@Gary: The legs are only splayed in one direction. Look forward to an illustration of your design.
Located in Jönköping, Sweden.Anonymous17 November 2012 at 9:39 am #3360
I’ll make a saw horse this morning and take a few progress pictures. The type I make tends to be suitable for most joinery work, is stackable and works well with holdfasts tooAnonymous17 November 2012 at 11:34 am #3363
I also look forward to seeing this, nice Idea buddy. 🙂Anonymous17 November 2012 at 2:02 pm #3367
By lad, it’s nippy outdoors. 😀 I hope the end result of my hour outside in this weather helps others. 🙂 Ye olde worlde shed still needs sorting since our recent house move and SWMBO captured me while I marked the timber in the dining room earlier. 🙁
Well, the saw horse is made and the glue is drying, so I should have completed project pics later today, but daughter #3 is presently trying to find the lead so I can connect my phone to the desktop and download the evidence lol 😀Anonymous17 November 2012 at 2:49 pm #3372
😉 🙂Anonymous17 November 2012 at 7:24 pm #3378
Struggling to find the missing phone:pc connection lead because it’s packed away in a box somewhere 🙁 , but should have it by tomorrow morning. 🙂
I’m definitely not trying to force my own methods or ideas on anyone, but I can run up a Sketchup drawing and send it to anyone interested in the design aspect. Ideally we should all have a bench of sorts (Paul’s design is excellent by the way) for our designated work space, but saw horses and/or trestles are worth their weight in gold for both workshop and around the house activities.
If I can help in any way I will. 🙂Anonymous17 November 2012 at 8:07 pm #3379
Yeah I would be interested Gary please nice one buddy. Gary can you not Bluetooth them to your pcAnonymous17 November 2012 at 8:45 pm #3380
Never a problem Ken 😉
Although I can use Sketchup, etc., my computing skills equate to those of a dyslexic dolphin, but I’m told this desktop doesn’t have Bluetooth, so need to go the long way round to load pic’s. 🙁Anonymous17 November 2012 at 11:23 pm #3384
Ok thanks Gary. I have been dyslexic all my life, and yes it can have It’s problems, but if you want something bad enough you will find a way around it. 🙂
The dyslexic cabinet maker said, I have cut this pice of wood three times, and Its still to short 🙂
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