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Forum topic by Sylvain posted 08-06-2012 09:10 AM 3719 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-06-2012 09:10 AM

Topic tags/keywords: joynery carpentry saw horse descriptive geometry resource joining

Looking at the link hereunder you will discover a rather complex saw horse. You first reaction might be “why make it simple when you can make it complicated”. Although a pair of such saw horses with a glass plate would make an eye catching desk it is not the end product that is important; it is the journey to get there. Mastering descriptive geometry and woodworking.
Here is the end product (look at the last picture):

The complete travel starts with:
in january 2009
follow the various post with “french connection” at least up to here

the woodworking starts here:
follow all the post with “Tréteau” up to “Tréteau 31 -finis!”

The blog “the Carpentry Way” by Chris Hall has other gems to discover.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#1 posted 08-06-2012 12:10 PM

Talk of a journey ! The end product is really something to behold. It would indeed look great under a glass table top.

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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#2 posted 08-06-2012 01:53 PM

That’s one heck of a challenge, thanks for posting and a definite favorite.
Dovetail key ways, what a hoot.

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#3 posted 08-06-2012 03:56 PM

Wow, that saw bench is an amazing work of art. I bet you could park a car on it.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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