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Timber frame Saw Horses

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Project by LastingBuild posted 08-21-2018 05:44 PM 1467 views 13 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built these saw horses a few years ago as a practice timber framing project. I use them almost everyday in sawing boards, glue-up and even as a step ladder. They are made from rough sawn poplar that I purchased from a local sawmill. There is no glue and each joint is draw-bored with a 3/4 inch oak dowel. This was a fun project that I did before I renovated the shop. This was before I started videoing my projects as well. Hopefully I can eventually use them in a timber framed workshop!

The saw horses came in handy when I recently build my Paul sellers workbench. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnL__JGn4-A&t=15s

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Fui0XnhXKJ8inSOfOg42A?sub_confirmation=1

-- LastingBuild





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ByronH

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#1 posted 08-21-2018 08:22 PM

Nice work! I like the idea of a useful practice project before you make a mistake on a 16’ beam on the real thing. Must be heavy to move around, though….:)

-- To every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, elegant, and completely wrong.

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therealSteveN

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#2 posted 08-21-2018 08:54 PM

Dayyyum that is a SAWHORSE!!!! You set a pair of them out, you just leave them where you set them. Awesome idea to make something useful while practicing timber framing though. Usually guys have a corner, a post attached to a beam section, maybe with some bracing to throw in an angle. You can always spot them when you pull in, look like yard art.

Thanks for posting.

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LastingBuild

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#3 posted 08-21-2018 09:34 PM

I built them with green wood. They were really heavy then. They are good and dry now and probably only 30lbs or so. Definitely not the saw horses you drag around to job sites but I’m going to build my timber frame using them and then they are going to be centerpiece in my shop.

-- LastingBuild

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swirt

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#4 posted 08-22-2018 01:18 AM

Very nice indeed. Well done.

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

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Dwain

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#5 posted 08-22-2018 04:55 PM

You sure those are sawhorses? They look like the base of a really beefy workbench to me!

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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Notw

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#6 posted 08-22-2018 05:55 PM

Those are really nice, and if the off time you could park a tank on them :-)

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steliart

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#7 posted 08-23-2018 08:20 AM

WOW !!! those could hold a house on them, but I think it was a good joinery practice… anyway they would do nicely to build something on them … nice work !!!

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

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