Saw Bench Update

I worked on the bench a little more last weekend and have already put it to work over the last few evenings for some small projects.  I have found it’s usefulness and it is a tool I know I won’t regret owning.

bench1

Front side.

A second till shelf has been added to store saws, bench hook, etc. and a few holdfast holes have been bored through.

bench2

The off-side.

I realize now I didn’t get any low angle shots.  I’ll take those when I get it oiled up a pretty.

bench3

View of the bottom till.

Sturdy and low-cost, this project allowed me an opportunity to employ some free-form joinery, use some rough-looking scraps and enjoy a bit of wabi-sabi* design.  It’s not perfect, but neither am I.

*Wabi-Sabi: an aesthetic based partly on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic of wabi-sabi can be described as a beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.”

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About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee fiddler...mostly
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6 Responses to Saw Bench Update

  1. Shane Watson says:

    great looking bench. Can you explain the uses of the v cutout on the end? Thanks

  2. Shane Watson says:

    yes that makes perfect sense. I had never seen one before but it does look very handy.

  3. TidiousTed says:

    Very nice work George. Looks very sturdy, must be a joy to with 🙂

  4. treg4057 says:

    I hope to build one soon…looks like it would get a lot of use. What is the slot along the length of the top for?

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