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Sturdy sawhorses for slab work

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Project by ThePoulsen83 posted 11-28-2018 07:36 AM 697 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife wanted a new dining table, and I wanted to be able to work indoor during the winter, so naturally the table is going to be a slab table larger than my small 2mx2m workshop :)

So after having bought some wood, next step is to build a set of sturdy sawhorses to build off.

The sawhorses are inspired by the shopdog horses using 2×4 and some scrap peices of pine i had laying around.

The sawhorses are wide enough to let me place both slabs next to each other, and at the same time allows me to build a router flattening jig around them.





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edapp

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#1 posted 11-28-2018 12:59 PM

I bought the plans for these sawhorses probably 5 years ago and never built them. What are your thoughts on them?

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ThePoulsen83

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#2 posted 11-28-2018 01:14 PM

They are very sturdy, can easily place two large slabs on them and jump around on them, without them moving an inch.

Had no serious issues other than doing the compound miters on my table saw, witch is not the right tool for the job

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swirt

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#3 posted 11-28-2018 02:09 PM

Nice solution to your space problem.

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#4 posted 11-28-2018 02:55 PM

I guess they do not fold up ? :<))

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ThePoulsen83

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#5 posted 11-28-2018 03:03 PM

actually yes they do fold up ;)

I remove the strap on to bottom rails, and remove to top bar, then they can collapse

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SamV

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#6 posted 11-28-2018 06:50 PM


actually yes they do fold up ;)

I remove the strap on to bottom rails, and remove to top bar, then they can collapse

- ThePoulsen83

If I’m seeing it right, it technically doesn’t need the strap to stay open, correct? The “2×4” that serves as the spine acts as a key to prevent them from collapsing, no?

Edit: Disregard…I’m incorrect.

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ThePoulsen83

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#7 posted 11-28-2018 08:33 PM

Hi Sam You are correct that you are incorrect :)

The strap holds everything together, think scissors…

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