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Project by TreeBones posted 06-24-2007 05:51 PM 3970 views 6 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I set up portable work stations outside during the summer and use up to about thirty saw horses at a time for work benches, gluing tables and lumber stacking. I also make a short horse with tool storage under the top. When I find items I like to make for craft fairs I to do a production line type prep and assembly. I cut all the wood from salvage logs and the cost not including labor runs about .05 cents a board foot. I sell them retail for $25.00 a pair.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info





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Napaman

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#1 posted 06-24-2007 07:03 PM

wow…i am so jealous of all you guys that live out with the space…and the opportunity for fallen logs…that is a lot of saw horses!!! The dog looks happy!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Bill

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#2 posted 06-24-2007 07:05 PM

Looks like a great operation. What other types of projects do you lay out like that?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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TreeBones

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#3 posted 06-24-2007 07:24 PM

I have a number of benches, wall cabinets and small free standing book cases that all take about an hour to cut and assemble. I could never do it all in my shop so I spread out when the weather is nice. Sometimes I will set up at remote locations where I am milling lumber and make items that can be assembled with green or partly dry wood. About half of the salvage logs I mill are mostly dry and can be used right away or need only a week or so to dry.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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Bill

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#4 posted 06-24-2007 07:26 PM

That is great Ron. A nice place to work, beautiful scenery, and plenty of room. Sounds like you have quite the operation going on there!

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Dorje

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#5 posted 06-24-2007 08:10 PM

Holy smokes! That’s a lot of horses! I like those toolboxes/totes on the right and that’s cool how they fit under the saw horses! (Is that what you meant by “tool storage under the top?” – Or something else?)

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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WayneC

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#6 posted 06-24-2007 09:51 PM

I saw these on Craigslist Ron. They look great.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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oscorner

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#7 posted 06-24-2007 10:18 PM

Nice horses and a nice profit, too. Who are these people in Twain Harte California that need so many saw horses? Doesn’t matter as long as they keep buying, right? Way to go, Ron.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#8 posted 06-24-2007 10:33 PM

Now thats a workshop, with a clear blue cieling! Those kind of shops can go on for miles.

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mot

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#9 posted 06-24-2007 11:09 PM

Great workspace! The ceiling color looks so natural!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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WayneC

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#10 posted 06-24-2007 11:48 PM

I’m going to have to drive up and see the shop before long. See if there is any lumber I cannot live without while I’m there. : ^ )

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Karson

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#11 posted 06-25-2007 12:08 AM

Looks like you get to keep busy for a long time. Great Jobs on the sawhorses.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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TreeBones

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#12 posted 06-25-2007 12:55 AM

Dorje, I also have around twenty small wooden tool boxes that you can see to the right of the photo. They do fit under the saw horses (not planed) and they can stack to about four high, very handy for the portable shop. I have a shelf in the short sawhorse that will hold tools, it is kind of like a small portable work bench used singly or in pairs.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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#13 posted 06-25-2007 02:15 AM

Hi Ron;
—-ha!....I just love all those sawhorses and then what makes it better is the setting up shop under the sky of blue.

Great shop site you have there.
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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#14 posted 06-25-2007 02:41 AM

That is a great work site ya got there! You use the dog for herding all them horses?

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Dorje

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#15 posted 06-25-2007 04:23 AM

Ron – thanks for the response. How do you secure the handles on the toolboxes?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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