Joinery Bench #8: creating a split top saw bench

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 01-01-2018 06:10 AM 1249 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Testing out newly sharpened Rip and Crosscut saws on 4"x6" Part 8 of Joinery Bench series Part 9: Finished saw bench...whew. Now can hand saw with delight. »

Now that I have my hand saws in order (rip, crosscut, veritas rip & crosscut tenon saws, and dovetail saws… I will be working on my other backsaws after a time), I need a place to really start sawing. I need a saw bench! The only spare lumber laying around is some 4”x6””…. :)
I do not trust myself doing fancy joinery as of yet. So went with double bridle joints (no dovetails…but will peg these guys). All lumber was dimensioned with machinery as I do not trust myself with dimensioning this massive of lumber just yet either. Bridle joint kerfs made via bandsaw. Chopping out was done via hand (which took all afternoon and evening and yet it was… relaxing).
Tomorrow, gotta do the feet. Unsure if put on BLO or shellac. I have this old vice that I snagged at an auction long ago and would really like to put it on here somehow. Already have moxon vice hardware in a box for the joinery bench. And when I do a true workbench, I’ll probably go Benchcraft parts. So what to do with this vice..hmm…..

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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