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15394Re: Portable Workbench

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  • Geirfold
    Nov 6, 2012
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      Which episode was that for the sawhorse?

      Geirfold

      --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com, Sean Powell <sean14powell@...> wrote:
      >
      > I've been re-watching a lot of Roy Undilhils Woodwrights shop lately.
      > Recently there was a re-run with a guest carpenter and they were using an
      > low English saw-horse. It was knee-cap high so you could comfortably kneel
      > on it when cross-cutting and sit when ripping. It also had a swallow-tail
      > extension to support boards while cutting with a small frame saw or
      > similar. I think if I were to do a medieval portable workbench I would
      > build a basic trestle-bench of that height with a pair (or more) of holes
      > that could mount a back or a few hold-downs.
      >
      > Alternately you could build a non-colapseable tool-box to do the same job
      > or build both to the same height for working long boards.
      >
      > I wouldn't use anything particularly expensive for the top as I would
      > expect it to get chewed up by saws and chisels over time.
      >
      > If I wanted a stand-up workbench I'd probably go with a 3-legged saw-horse
      > trestle with an oversized top and the lower trestle near ground level so it
      > could be stood on or sand-bagged for stability.
      >
      > Just some thoughs,
      > Sean Powell
      >
      >
      > On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 2:54 PM, Dave Ordway <dabugler@...> wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > **
      > > Greetings,
      > >
      > > I've been kicking around the idea of making a woodworking bench that is
      > > collapsible or disassembles to bring to demos and faires. I'd like it to
      > > resemble something period but be as functional as a folding Workmate. It
      > > will mainly be used as a clamping table for sawing, chiseling, and
      > > planing. I have some ideas but thought I would throw it out to the group
      > > to see if anyone has any ideas or experiences. Material wise; it would
      > > have to be stable and sturdy but hopefully not weigh a hundred pounds (for
      > > example Oak). Any thoughts?
      > >
      > > Lagerstein
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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