wah wahn...sawhorses

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Project by georgethegoat posted 01-14-2009 09:00 AM 2510 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

so i made these two saw horses as a start to a work space in the coop i live in right now.

i never knew building something so simple could be such a challenge when the cutting surface is either a rickety card table or a couple of short 4×4s lying on the ground…

anyways here’s a couple pictures of the space that will hopefully soon become useful for many things. it should all be up from here since i’ve got something to work with.

here’s a couple pics of the working space.

i know this is a super boring project but i figured i’d use it to kinda check out the lj interface

-- george

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#1 posted 01-14-2009 11:38 AM

My work shop started with an electric saw…and two saw horses…about 10 years ago…everything starts someplace…and it’s surprising…sometimes modified sawhorses and a few tools were all people had to build great rooms and furniture over the years. I spend more time building my shop than the things I dream about making. So one of these days I’m actually going to have to make something worthy. There are always places to start…and you’ve made great steps in the right direction.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#2 posted 01-14-2009 01:19 PM

Noah built the ARK in an open field with just hand tools. Just think what you can build with power tools and a space to do it.

By the way, do you think Noah had a tape measure that indicated in fractions of a ‘cubit?’

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#3 posted 01-14-2009 02:27 PM

Every shop has to start someplace. GaryK's signature line :”The longest journey begins with a single step” speaks volumes about your woodworking journey. I cannot think of a better start on your shop than to build a pair of sawhorses. They are a necessity for any shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 01-14-2009 03:23 PM

I just thought I’d mention glancing at your pictures that those ceiling pipes look like they may be wrapped in asbestos insulation wrapping. I’d be very careful to not disturb it at all and if any is deteriorating wet it down and remove it after its thoroughly soaked.

-- 3rd generation craftsman ~

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#5 posted 01-14-2009 05:00 PM

One thing’s for sure. You picked the right power tools. I’m a huge Ridgid fan. For the money, you can’t go wrong. I think you’ll do fine in that shop. My suggestion is to work on a workbench next. Lots of simple plans out there that you can build in a day. At least it’ll give you a space to store some tools and provide a height-appropriate space to create. Good luck. Interested to see what you can do with this space.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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