Saw bench build

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-07-2013 07:52 PM 1669 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Laid out some toys

but this was just the tip of the iceberg. Set up a “high-tech workbench” after using a “saw tub” to cut what I needed off a plank.

Then the rest gets clamped in place

Then clamp the new saw bench top in place for a little joinery work

used this old saw to make a few cuts

checked the angled parts with a gauge, and a small handplane to smooth it down. the chisels did most of the removal work.

angle is about 12 degrees. Time to make a few legs

Set the saw at 12 degrees, and cut four legs. top and bottom arematching bevels. Drill some pilot holes

add some screws and glue and add a gusset

this is the back end. the front end was a little different. It gets a notch to help with rip cuts, so, the gusset goes on the inside of the legs

Not only can I clamp things flat on this bench, I can even stand them up, and still clamp them. Cut the notch out. Circ. saw for most of it, finished with a handsaw. Time to level the legs’ tops to the bench top

A Jack plane, doing end grain? How about a Wards #3 then?

And finally, just before lunch, I sat down on the bench with a #6 and smoothed the whole thing.

Spent maybe $3 on a 2×4, the 2×10 was a dumpster find, already had a box of screws and a bottle of glue. Gussets came from the Dungeon Shop’s scrap pile. Tool? four hand planes, a couple of chisels, lots of clamps, a drill to drill some holes and drive some screws. A few squares to mark with. Did break one combo square. the tab that locks the ruler in place on a Swanson square snapped off. So now, I have a decent 12” metal ruler…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 09-07-2013 09:30 PM

Saw tub—funny! I can see it now: a Saw Tub of Your Dreams thread! Nice saw bench, Bandit!

Clamping the workpieces to a ladder was pretty clever too.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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