|Project by oldwolf||posted 04-02-2010 08:33 PM||4339 views||7 times favorited||9 comments|
One of a pair of saw horses I decided to make for hand sawing wood (as I discover my own glootish tendencies) This was a combination project for me, One I needed saw horses set at patella height to make it easier to rip boards, and two it was a prove I can do it type project as it was built with 99.9% hand tools. The only power I ended up using was my cordless drill and a 3/4 forstner bit to make the hold fast holes in the top, I discovered today that I do not have a 3/4 brace bit, hmmmm. thought I did, oh well back to eBay or the antique store for me! that’s such a shame,
There are wedged through tenons in the top and for the bottom stringer, This is also the first time I have carved anything by hand as well, before it was always the dremel to the rescue, The hand carving was very enjoyable, and I think I will be doing more of it in the future :) I also got to use my homemade dado saw for the first time on this project, It worked awesome.
Finished it off with a coat of danish oil, snapped some shots, and tomorrow I’ll be able to start working on finishing up the second horse. (there’s only really room in my shop to work on one at a time) If you want to see the process in more detail, including a bit on how I plan a design and use my shop drawings feel free to check out my blog, Inside the Oldwolf Workshop
The second saw horse is finished, finally. So I updated some pics.
Thanks for looking
-- Oldwolf - http://insidetheworkshop.blogspot.com/