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Project by steliart posted 04-22-2017 01:45 PM 926 views 11 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

3 Leg Foldable Sawhorse

I had a pair of 4 leg very sturdy and strong folding hinges sawhorses 120cm long made of 2X4 with a bottom shelf but even though they serve me well, they were very heavy and big to carry around either to a job site or in my Alpha hatchback saloon car.

So I decided to break them down use their 2X4s and build a pair off 3 leg 93cm foldable sawhorses.
And yes I know I sacrifice sturdiness over mobility, space saving and practicality, but for what I needed them, this solution was more than enough.

Only thing left is to put a Velcro around them and a leather kind of handle and it’s done.
This is not a fine woodworking project, just knock them down in couple of hours and looks don’t matter at all to me… !!!
A sawhorse it’s just a working horse as long as is straight and level.

Thanks for watching
Stelios (AKA Steliart)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions





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Bricofleur

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#1 posted 04-22-2017 01:55 PM

Wow, this is a great design ! Anyone (me included) would benefit from making a pair, or two. Thanks for sharing.

Best,
Serge

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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steliart

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#2 posted 04-22-2017 02:00 PM

Bricofleur – Serge
Thanks Buddy… easy to carry and you can store them under any table in the shop :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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tyvekboy

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#3 posted 04-22-2017 02:11 PM

Great idea.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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steliart

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#4 posted 04-22-2017 02:15 PM

tyvekboy
Thank you :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 04-22-2017 02:33 PM

Very clever idea! Something everyone can use!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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steliart

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#6 posted 04-22-2017 02:52 PM

woodshaver (Tony)
Hey Tony thank you !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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sawdustjeff

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#7 posted 04-22-2017 03:14 PM

Now where did I put those old 2X4’s that I was hoarding, finally found a use for them.

Thanks Stelio, great idea and post!

Jeff

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steliart

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#8 posted 04-22-2017 03:28 PM

sawdustjeff
Thank you Jeff, i’m sure those 2×4s are going to be put in a good use :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#9 posted 04-22-2017 03:33 PM

Cool feature – they are real space savers.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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kiefer

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#10 posted 04-22-2017 04:04 PM

That should work well on uneven ground with only three legs there will be no rocking .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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steliart

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#11 posted 04-22-2017 04:09 PM

majuvla
thanks Ivan :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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steliart

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#12 posted 04-22-2017 04:11 PM

kiefer Klaus
Yes it will do that as well Klaus… thank you :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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Roger

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#13 posted 04-22-2017 05:46 PM

So simple, yet so genius!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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steliart

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#14 posted 04-22-2017 07:09 PM

Roger
Thank you Roger and it only takes 2 8ft 2X4 each (if are to be made new) and 3 carriage 8mm thick bolts (2X10cm and 1X14cm long)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#15 posted 04-22-2017 09:04 PM

These are a nice set and are always handy for those needed jobs. I never have them around when I need them.
Nice design.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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