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Project by WoodWheeler posted 05-21-2018 09:01 PM 1225 views 8 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made some solid timber framing sawhorses on the weekend. Made of 5” Cypress, mortise and tenon joints, draw-bored with 3/4” oak pegs. A little overkill in terms of bulk and strength but I had that cypress left over from another project. Going to start a small timber framing project soon so these will soon earn their keep. What do you think? Too chunky? Or, like a workbench, is heavier and more solid better?

Cheers, Dom

-- Dom





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rounder

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#1 posted 05-21-2018 09:09 PM

WOW Hey Dom i like those,

-- rounder: I’m a wood magician I can turn a great piece of wood into scrap right before your eyes

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WoodWheeler

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#2 posted 05-21-2018 09:23 PM

Thanks mate :).

-- Dom

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 05-21-2018 10:22 PM

Sawhorses that are wobbly cause mistakes or accidents.

So I like these. They will be sturdy enough to do the jobs required of them too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Ron Aylor

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#4 posted 05-21-2018 10:57 PM

I think they look great. Nice and sturdy. Great lookin’ cat, too. What’s her name?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  https://ronaylor.wordpress.com

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swirt

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#5 posted 05-22-2018 01:36 AM

Those look great Don. They are a little narrow though, unless you are going to build another pair and put beam spanning each pair like cribbing ponies. It is often helpful if your supports are wide enough to hold a few timbers simultaneously and give you the ability to roll them 3 or 4 times so that you can get to each portion of the tenon or mortise.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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WoodWheeler

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#6 posted 05-22-2018 01:47 AM

Hi Ron, “his” name is Roi; he won’t be very happy to hear that haha

-- Dom

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WoodWheeler

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#7 posted 05-22-2018 01:54 AM

Hi Ron, “his” name is Roi; he won’t be very happy

-- Dom

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WoodWheeler

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#8 posted 05-22-2018 01:59 AM

Not sure what is happening to my comments.

Ron, he’s a Bengal and is super active and focal; a real character.

Yeah i think you are right about the width. I would have gone wider than the 32” if I had more material. Maybe i’ll modify later. I’ll likely deal with one timber at a time, which as you say is not optimal, particularly as I’ll need help lifting them up.

I intend on making some crib ponies as well to aid trial fits and assembly as well as for more options.

Appreciate the feedback. This will be my first go at traditional timber framing.

Cheers, Dom

-- Dom

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aerialcopper

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#9 posted 05-22-2018 02:54 AM


Sawhorses that are wobbly cause mistakes or accidents.

So I like these. They will be sturdy enough to do the jobs required of them too.

- ralbuck

+1 as long as you don’t have to carry them to the jobsite ;) those look like a joy to use. They look nice too-

-- Dylan- www.aerialcopper.com

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woodcox

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#10 posted 05-22-2018 04:08 AM

Nice work, Dom. I thought mine were a bit much, yours are bomb proof. That big cypress looks great.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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Ron Aylor

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#11 posted 05-22-2018 10:12 AM


Hi Ron, “his” name is Roi; he won t be very happy to hear that haha

- WoodWheeler


LOL! Please extend my apology to Roi.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  https://ronaylor.wordpress.com

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JP4LSU

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#12 posted 05-22-2018 11:43 AM

Very nice looking horses. I want to make some stout saw horses as well, but I need them to come apart for storage. I’m limited on space. Those are very good looking though. The cypress looks great. I’m planning to use cypress for a komoda grill table. The stuff gets expensive.
-JP

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Mainiac Matt

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#13 posted 05-22-2018 01:20 PM

Gotta love a pair of STOUT sawhorses.

Check out the Timber Framer’s Guild if you’re not already familiar with it. Very great resource for all things Timber Framing.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 05-22-2018 01:22 PM

This is a very fine addition to your shop. It’s nice and practical and beautifully done.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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torus

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#15 posted 05-22-2018 02:01 PM

My first thought: good legs for the workbench ))
Looks great!

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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