Well, I began day two of building a pair of sawhorses from the Matthew Teague “Projects for your Shop” book. I posted day 1’s progress under the Woodworking Skill Share forum yesterday. Just realized this might be better in blog form.
I got the legs cut to length with proper angles cut for top assembly, assembled the top, and screwed the legs in before I ran out of daylight. I still have end braces, stretchers, and a shelf to add. I still am having wood screw joinery issues. As you can see from pic #2 below, the leg is flush against the subtop. Look at the right leg in pic #1, and you can see it is not. Why wont all legs hug the subtop once I screw them in? I countersunk each leg screwhole. Should I have pilot hole’d the subtop? Should the drill rpms on the screw installation be slow? I am using coarse thread drywall screws. Should they be fine thread? I figured I’d build one horse at a time, so I would have to complete each step over , not mass assembly style- which would be faster. I figured this would be better practice. Any ideas/comments? Sorry for sideways pics….