Sawbench (It has pockets!)

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Project by Alan posted 09-25-2019 01:00 AM 2793 views 13 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my sawbench. With it, I am well pleased.

Yes, it is already dented, dinged and dirty. I had to put it to work before I even finished finishing it. But they’re not called “display benches” or “look-pretty benches,” now are they?

Parts were cut to length and ripped to width on the tablesaw. Everything else was done entirely by hand. Those are the third set of dovetails I’ve ever cut. I am very pleased with how they came out. Are they as tight as Rob Cosman’s? No. Are they rock solid? Oh heck yes.

-- I have some idea what I'm doing.

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#1 posted 09-25-2019 02:28 AM

That is a really nice design. And looks well executed. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 09-25-2019 05:55 AM

Nifty little saw bench. What dimensions?

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#3 posted 09-25-2019 10:28 AM

Nice Stuff Alan.

-- ...and whether or not it is clear to us, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should...DESIDERATA...Max Ehrmann

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#4 posted 09-25-2019 12:02 PM

Looks like a useful addition to the shop. Nice work!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#5 posted 09-25-2019 03:22 PM

Wow that looks very functional and love the storage pockets.
I’ve favorited it and there may be a similar build for my shop.
Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 09-25-2019 08:58 PM

I have one similar – I think I’ll steal your saw till idea. Great work

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#7 posted 10-03-2019 06:35 PM

Lovely bench and work.
Love the idea of pockets.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#8 posted 10-03-2019 07:53 PM

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#9 posted 10-08-2019 01:15 AM

First of all, thank you everyone for your kind comments.

I apologize for taking so long to respond, I posted this the day before starting a new 50-hour-a-week factory job, and them promptly caught a bug from one of my new co-workers, so I’ve been hors d’combat for the past 10 days or so

therealSteveN, it is 43” long, 21” tall, the feet are 16” wide, it is 12 1/4” across the top with a 1.5” slot, and it is 16.5” from the underside of the top to the floor of the ‘pockets.’

-- I have some idea what I'm doing.

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