my heavy duty sawhorses and bevel jig

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Project by BurlyBob posted 09-19-2015 10:09 PM 1740 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the 3rd or 4th pair of these I’ve built. I first saw this style of saw horse on NYW. I loved Norm’s idea of having a shelf below the top of the sawhorse. I’ve found it incredibly useful. I’m pretty sure that’s a 2×10 top.
I’ve found that much more comfortable when I take a break. One thing I’m going to add is a power strip somewhere on the saw horse so I can use multiple power tools that are resting on the shelf.

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#1 posted 09-19-2015 10:16 PM

Those are some mighty fine looking saw horses, Bob, I like the extra width.

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

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#2 posted 09-20-2015 12:22 AM

These look similar to the one sawhorse I made about 20 years ago and lugged around to at least 50 different jobs and now rests under my mini-lathe. They are rock solid indeed! Since it became the stand for my mini-lathe I’ve closed the back and put a door on the front, to store turning tools inside.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#3 posted 09-20-2015 05:05 AM

They look a lot better than most I’ve seen. What is that bracket clamped on for?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 09-20-2015 10:40 AM

When does a sawhorse stop being a sawhorse and instead become a portable workbench? :-)

-- - A daddy that loves playing with his kiddies and his tools!

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#5 posted 09-20-2015 03:20 PM

I like, I was going to say that could almost be used as a small table for some things.

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#6 posted 09-20-2015 05:12 PM

These will be very useful and a great addition to your shop. Nice work.
helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#7 posted 09-20-2015 11:09 PM

Bob, that bracket clamped on to the saw horse is a jig I built at a 15 degree angle. I put a 12” square piece of Plexiglas on the bottom of my router. I used a fairly large top bearing router bit and cut a 15 degree beveled notch into the 2×10 on both sides at either end. The notch is just tight enough to fit a 2×4 so there is no slop for rocking movement. The 2×4 ends are also cut at 15 degrees to give a nice flat surface and a level stance. Hope I explained this clearly for all.

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#8 posted 09-21-2015 03:47 AM

Nice. I’m going to build a pair.

-- Troy | | The more I see nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator. - Louis Pasteur

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#9 posted 09-21-2015 04:47 AM

What are you making with the jig?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 09-23-2015 03:12 AM

Wonderfully done, looks like they will be around a long time

-- Norman

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