Saw Pony

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Project by Thos. Angle posted 01-06-2009 06:24 PM 5443 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another post aimed at those of us who are just getting started. If you don’t have a set of these you will need them at some point. I just made some new saw ponies so I thought I would post them. I use these to finish large projects so they are off the floor but not on a table. They are also made to be used as a saw bench for ripping with a hand saw. At some point you will need to do that as well. One end over hangs a full 6 inches. All the angles are 20 degrees. These are made from left over plywood. As you can see I didn’t waste any time on niceties. These are pure function.The height is somewhere around 18 inches and the top is 30 inches. They can be built in a couple hours and will last for a good long time. These can also be topped with left over carpet for a scratch free top. With a plank these can also be used as low scaffolding.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#1 posted 01-06-2009 06:30 PM

Nice step stool Thos. Put some painters boards across them and ready to paint a room.

Very nice.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 01-06-2009 06:31 PM

A great versatile project. Couldn’t get along without mine!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 01-06-2009 06:38 PM

Looks like I have a project for the near future. Thanks!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 01-06-2009 07:03 PM

Hi Thomas;

There nice, but where’s the carved leather? LOL

Nice post.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 01-06-2009 07:19 PM

Nice post, thanks.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#6 posted 01-06-2009 07:51 PM

Dang it Tom, Lee stole my comedy routine.
Good of you to give ‘er the old acid test.
Now I guess I won’t feel badly posting my oh-so-utilitarian step-stool and storage cabine.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#7 posted 01-06-2009 08:21 PM

Those are great no-nonsense saw horses. Thanks for sharing!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#8 posted 01-07-2009 01:10 AM

thoughtful post Tom … will make some of these someday.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 01-07-2009 01:20 AM

Very sturdy stool Tom.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 01-07-2009 04:43 PM

I’ve got those all over inside the house and out in the shop. My wife is just a bit taller than the width of a sheet of plywood. 4’ 4” I think. She won’t let me put the tape up next to her. They sure save on me having to run out to the kitchen to get things out of the cupboard for her though. So when I make one pair I make 2. lol

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 05-29-2012 07:58 PM

like it….not sure how you will rip lumber with a handsaw with them? perhaps in between two ponies?

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#12 posted 05-29-2012 08:25 PM

Tom, I made a pair once this size and I quite agree that they are very useful. I know that I must have used them for 10 or 15 years at least.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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