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.
A second till shelf has been added to store saws, bench hook, etc. and a few holdfast holes have been bored through.
I realize now I didn’t get any low angle shots. I’ll take those when I get it oiled up a pretty.
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.”
6 thoughts on “Saw Bench Update”
great looking bench. Can you explain the uses of the v cutout on the end? Thanks
The V or fishtail end it traditional for hand sawing, starting a rip cut, or scrolling. It supports the work while leaving space for the saw. Does that make sense? Check out these.
yes that makes perfect sense. I had never seen one before but it does look very handy.
Very nice work George. Looks very sturdy, must be a joy to with 🙂
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?
That’s a tool trough. Pencils, chisel, ruler, etc. Keeps things on-hand without rolling off.