Sawyer’s Bench #3

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I got to work on the bird’s mouth for the top boards of the bench this weekend. They were quite difficult cuts to do in my little vice. I really could do with some kind of saw horse to do these kinds of cuts on. Maybe one with a removable fence and a bird’s mou…

…oh, yeah, right.

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New wood

Someone in my local area was having a workshop sale the other day. I don’t know the reason behind it, but they were getting rid of everything it seems; power tools, hand tools, timber.

I wasn’t interested in the power tools, and there weren’t really any hand tools available that I didn’t already have. It was the timber, however, that caught my eye – there was tons of it. I made arrangements to meet the vendor, and I spent about an hour just going through it all, picking out what I wanted. A lot of it had already gone, but there was still plenty left – I could have spent a fortune.

Anyway, I made my selection and then made her an offer. We haggled for a bit and then I left…

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Sawyer’s Bench #2

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I completed the joinery on my Sawyer’s Bench today, by tackling the half-laps that join the legs to the top boards. Continue reading “Sawyer’s Bench #2”

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