Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Sawhorses for you soul

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Field, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    113

    Sawhorses for you soul

    This here my friends my latest project a couple of sawhorses of I-Beam design featured on a couple of websites. It was finished yesterday. (It's not much to look at but you did say you wanted to see completed projects so there... ).

    Attachment 7938

    It's made completely out of scrap lumber found here and there. I'm sure a couple of guys could stand on this puppy without any danger.

    The original plan was modified slightly as in the legs were made longer to accomodate my height.

    Cost to make : $0 (except maybe 30 or so 3" screws that I allready had)

    P.S. Sorry for the poor quality picture

    Yann
    Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, so keep your hands away and watch out!

  2. #2
    Yann

    Can't see the pic well enough to appreciate the project!

    Can you put a link to the website with the plan so we can see the design?

    I am sure you did a great job so kudos !

    Jay

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Field, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    113
    Jay,

    Here is the link you requested.

    Linky.

    In my modifications I changed the top 2x4 for a 2x6 to give me a bit more surface area. Also I beveled the legs to make them flush under the I-Beam and on the floor and I made both of them the same length.

    Will get them out under the sun this weekend and take a better picture.

    Yann.
    Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, so keep your hands away and watch out!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Tokyo Japan
    Posts
    15,588
    Hey Yann, I played with your pic a bit, not much to work with (in the picture department, not the sawhorses) but at least we can see them now.............

    Attachment 7939
    .......... you are right, that is one SOLID design!

    Your grandkids will be using those!

    I built a pair one time on a jobsite, 4 guys showed up for one job, so the foreman said we had to build a pair of sawhorses, the best ones built got the job. We could only use scraps from the jobsite, I got the job

    Luckily for me, my grandfather taught all of us male grandkids how to build a good solid set of saw horses, and I'd say your design went one step further on the solid bit.

    I also love the price, that is the kind of price everyone can appreciate!.

    Cheers!
    Last edited by Stuart Ablett; 04-27-2007 at 06:41 AM.
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Posts
    8,983
    Yeah, I love stuff made from scrap for the shop. Most of my jigs and racks come out of the scrap bin.

  6. #6
    Yann

    Thanks for the link, cool design! And I was correct, you did do a great job on yours -- Stu's rework of your pic helps alot!

    Jay

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Baltimore, Mary land
    Posts
    68

    Saw Horses.

    These are great! Its usually the first thing we make when we get to the job site. A few 2x4s and you have a decent cutting table. Also good for laying trim on for priming.

    The only difference is we never put the top board on. Good Idea.

    Another little tip.. Route a small dado in the center of the top 2x6, length ways and glue a strip about 2 inches high across it. This way when you are cutting you won't hit the nails/screws that hold the top piece on unless its glued already? or do like I always did and lay 2x4s across the two horses for plywood cutting.
    George Blevins
    Astriapo@earthlink.net

Similar Threads

  1. My new Sawhorses...
    By Brent Dowell in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 11-12-2009, 01:32 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •