Brian’s Improved Saw Bench

Viewer Project - By Brian Tracey from Santa Fe, NM
Added on October 4, 2012

Whenever I tried to do rip cuts (by hand) on my Schwarz/ Pop Woodworking style Saw Bench, the saw would hit the splayed legs, so I would try to move the wood out further from the Bench Top and it always felt awkward and unbalanced. I got to thinkin…what if we could have a split top Saw Bench with no top connectors to have to avoid? This is what I came up with.
It’s made from milled HD construction grade mystery wood and some scraps of poplar. The key to the rigidity of the bench is the Draw Bored joints to the two bases. I did also add some holdfast holes in the top and blocks under the holes for a little added thickness where needed. This thing is rock solid and both rip and cross cuts are now a lot easier to control.