In the beginning, there shall be a sawhorse. #1: Bought my lumber.

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Blog entry by AnnaEA posted 08-01-2010 04:53 AM 1041 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hit the Busy Beaver today and bought all the lumber I need to make the 14 minute sawhorses. Right now it is all stacked up in Bill’s shed—tomorrow I will go over and use his table saw to cut all the lengths I need.

It’s all pine, construction grade 2×4s. The guy in the lumber yard and I went through it all piece by piece picking out lengths that will be decent. Two of the pieces are really nice—I’ll use those for the I-beams, so that the tops will plane down easily.

I also got a couple of boxes of nails. We already have nails, but they are nails for the household, and everyone grabs from them for what ever they need. These are MY nails, and will go in my tool box.

-- Work hard, play hard, drink good beer.

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#1 posted 08-01-2010 06:17 AM

Looks like these horses will be plenty sturdy. Post some pics as you work through the project. It will be nice to follow your first project as a Lumber Jock. Welcome!

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#2 posted 08-01-2010 06:46 AM

sounds like you’re getting a good start! exciting!

-- Big John's Woodshed - Farmington, IL

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#3 posted 08-01-2010 07:05 AM

You ever hear about the guy who had only one saw horse….?


-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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