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Project by Lemongrasspicker posted 10-04-2017 06:06 PM 2138 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I had wanted a pair of these style of horses for a while. Since I am very limited on space I wanted something to use in tandem with my planing beam that would let me work with wide panels for future projects.

These are about 24”/60mm long. Much longer than the type that Toshio Odate describes in his writings, this was partially because I just didn’t want to have to make larger ones in addition to smaller ones should I have a large project come along that required bigger and wider ones.

I’ll be using these primarily as supports for my planing beam which I’ve been using a lot as a low workbench lately. And they will come in very handy when sawing stock down to size. I went with the laminate method to help keep them from bowing and twisting up as they will be kept outside for the majority of time. But the added weight is a good bonus as well when dealing with bigger workpieces. The feet I cut a bit wider too at about 9” to accommodate the thicker horse.

Anyways, just a simple project that’ll help tremendously in my future work. Thanks for reading/watching!

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WayneC

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#1 posted 10-04-2017 06:12 PM

Very nice. I’m not sure I can bend that far any more…

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#2 posted 10-04-2017 09:38 PM



Very nice. I m not sure I can bend that far any more…

- WayneC


i agree seems like every bench i build these days keeps getting taller-lol.

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#3 posted 10-05-2017 04:00 PM

It looks like you did a nice job on these.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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