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Project by Lori posted 1682 days ago 11476 views 33 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this sawhorse a few years ago. It from an article in Fine Woodworking. The article was titled Super Sled (I think). It really comes in handy when I cut long sheet goods or just need support on a long board. Its 31” tall when its down and 37” all the way up.
Thanks for looking, My current project is a sharpening station, I post it when it done.





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patron

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#1 posted 1682 days ago

lori ,
this looks very well done ,
and i like it much better than those rolling top things .
they tend to make the work tweak sideways ,

this is a great help for that third hand moment .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Chris Cunanan

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#2 posted 1682 days ago

love it! i’ve been needing a couple of these for a while, thanks for posting and inspiring me to make them =]

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GaryK

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#3 posted 1682 days ago

Pretty nice!

Lots of nice details on what just could have been a throw together piece.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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GaryBuck

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#4 posted 1682 days ago

Awsome Idea, looks great to, I’m a bit confused on how the top rail bolts into the sliding side rails? The side rails look recessed, and if you notched the side rails to accomadate the top rail to bolt it in doesn’t that make the top part of the side rails a bit thin and weak? Or am I just all screwed up? Probably L.O.L. But in any case love the concept. Great job as usual Thanks for posting. You lumber jocks got my to do list a mile long now. L.O.L.

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zlatanv

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#5 posted 1682 days ago

Nicely done, I’d be afraid to use it, looks too good for the shop.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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Woodwrecker

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#6 posted 1682 days ago

Nice going Lori.

Functional & really nice looking too.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#7 posted 1682 days ago

Looks more like furniture , make a top and you have a cool table. well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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hooky

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#8 posted 1681 days ago

i am in the process of making the super sled from the same article

I have already completed the adjustable horse

i used scraps for mine so i new it would not be the work of art yours is

you have done a good job

Garybuck most of the pressure on the horse will be downwards or along the horse so it does not need to be able to withstand sideways or twisting loads

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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hunter71

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#9 posted 1681 days ago

too nice of a saw horse for me. That might last through one log home build. Very nice, Lori

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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GaryBuck

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#10 posted 1681 days ago

Hey Hooky, Thanks for the feed back. Yea I realize that but Two factors come into play about my question, One I think in the back of my mind the old days when I was roughing in houses and we used our saw horses for everything including climbing and standing on, {Not that I would use this style for that, not made for that} but probably in the back of my mind that was making me think it would be weak. Two, I just thought,,,, is the top rail routered out some for the side rails to be recessed? If so that still ain’t much meat for those side rails even if the weight is in a downward motion. I guess I’ll just have to see the plans for that top rail hook up just can’t picture it out in my mind how that bolts up. Very nice idea though, love the adjustable part, and as always Lori has done an amazing job. She sure is a stickler for the fine detail work ain’t she? Lori you need to come work on my house, L.O.L. I’m sure it would look a lot better than what I’m doing. Thanks again

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patron

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#11 posted 1681 days ago

the posts are half lapped ,
to receive the double routed top piece .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Lori

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#12 posted 1681 days ago

Thanks guys for coming to my defense! The article is FWW 199. I’ll be posting some pictures of the thickness of the stock I used to make the joints. There is plenty of meat supporting any downward weight. You can place a locking block under the adjustable legs and it will give added support if you needed use it like scaffolding… LOL. We mainly use it when cutting sheets of plywood, and to support our projects that hand off the workbench. It reallys is one of the most very useful projects that I have made so far.
I can lower it and tuck it right under my outfeed table.
It is heavy duty, it is made from 7/4 of Oak stock.
... See my post.

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GaryBuck

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#13 posted 1681 days ago

Hi Lori, Yea I understand that its not made for climbing on its for that third hand and all .just the picture it looks like there is nothing there to bolt to L.O.L. I think its a great idea and I think it looks awsome on the quality of your work. I want two of them, just ain’t sure how you bolt that top rail but I got the jest of how you did it, just ain’t quite sure if what I’m thinking is right

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ramon

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#14 posted 1681 days ago

me gusta,no se el uso que le vas a dar pero para el trabajo de un taller es demasiado elegante

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Beginningwoodworker

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#15 posted 1681 days ago

Neat idea!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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