My next project is to get started building some shop tools. The first is a saw bench. I had bookmarked Christopher Schwarz’ Build a $5.87 Sawbench, so I started there. Although the problem with Chris’ article is that it expects you to have alot of speciality tools. And a sawbench.

I’ve already started working through Chris’ article, but perhaps a better approach is from Mike Siemsen, who runs the School of Wood here in Minnesota. His approach using easily available items like 5 gallon buckets and duct tape might be less refined, but it’s also more approachable for a beginner than needing shoulder and router planes, etc.

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