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.

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Front side.

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

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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.

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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.”

Cider Press from Encyclopedia – Diderot and D’Alembert 1762

Diderot, where would we be without the great encyclopedist?

Sifting The Past

Cider Press from Encyclopedia_Diderot and D'Alembert_1762

From the Encyclopedia of Sciences, Arts and Trades, Diderot and D’Alembert

Detail: apples, workshop, press, mill, gears, barrels, worker, bucket, windmill, gears

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