|Project by gjd||posted 02-16-2009 10:49 PM||2990 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
No it’s not purple heart and no it’s not fine furniture but it sure was cheap. I have about $2.50 in this project for glue.
Just before the building slow down, I was able to raid dumpsters across the street from me to get out quite a bit of scrap 7/16 OSB and a few short sections of 2×4. I cut the OSB into 4” wide strips, laminated four strips together for each leg and laminated 3 pieces together for the cross piece on top, leaving 18’ of the center piece open to slide my adjustment board for the 2/4 top.
Side supports were 3 pieces laminated with the center longer than the other pieces to serve as a tenon through the legs.
The leg bottoms were cut to 15 degrees. Where the top cross piece enters the leg it is notched to provide vertical support.
The adjustable center board sits at zero to match the other horse. It can be moved up and dowels popped in to be the same height as my table saw. I use this to support long pieces hanging off the side of the TS. So the lumber was free and it serves me well. The horses can be stacked.
The fine finish comes from paint left over from the 1998 homecoming float. You might expect the home town team is the Vikings with the purple. I got rid of it finally!!
The only downside of the project is that these horses are too darned heavy. They are okay around the shoup but you really would want to move them very far.
-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin