McConnell portable saw bench – Lour Estate
Photograph courtesy of Leslie Phillip, Perth.
The McConnell sawbench is set up to point posts as the front half of the flat bench is in place. The swinging bench for cross cutting logs is underneath and only operates with the front half of the flat bench removed.
Leslie’s father who was Head Forester on the Estate was convinced that this particular bench was made from WW2 surplus items such as the 2 cylinder horizontal drive Japp engine and what looked like bomber wheels.
Picture added on 31 March 2015