Mortise & Tenon Sawhorse | Skill Builder Project

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Project by John Malecki posted 03-01-2018 03:38 PM 737 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In this video I link up with Woodcraft finally build a sturdy sawhorse. Something I have been looking to do for a long long time. I wanted to work on traditional woodworking skills, so I used through mortise and tenon joinery for the whole build. I incorporate some curves and use some simple accents to hone in my skills!

This project was super easy and only used (2) 2”x 8” x 10’s

Check out the video here!

-- John Malecki, Pittsburgh PA,

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#1 posted 03-01-2018 08:02 PM

Nothing like a good pair of sawhorses, they make a sterling pairing with a small torsion box work table for home or away. Elevator bolts in the legs/feet allow you to get it level at the site you use them. If everything is dead flat, problems in assembly of casework belong to you, not the work space you are using. I think a wobbly work space may be the number 1 problem some woodworkers have in getting square assemblies.

You’ve given plenty of direction via the plan and the video so anyone can make these bases for the beginning of their “improved woodworking” Nice job.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 03-01-2018 11:43 PM

Nice sawhorses. I think I will make some like that so I can also do push-ups on them. It will also let me know what my next project would be – a little box to keep my teeth in after I dig them out of the piece of wood at the top….................

-- MEL, Kansas

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#3 posted 03-02-2018 01:40 AM

Great job. If you now put a second stretcher between the bottom one and the top one, you have a a wonder mini scaffolding with the help of some 2 by 10’s


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#4 posted 03-02-2018 01:44 AM

Well built and sturdy sawhorses

-- Rick M,

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#5 posted 03-02-2018 02:40 AM

Those look great. With all that space in your shop, you need a few more ;)

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 03-02-2018 10:18 PM

These are nice looking saws horses. Nice work! Welcome to Lumberjocks!

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 03-02-2018 11:56 PM

After looking at the pictures I think they might be the right height to keep my belly off the floor during my push ups. Nice build.

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