|Project by Richard B||posted 11-16-2011 01:18 AM||1906 views||4 times favorited||5 comments|
This is the first project I did after my workbench. They are a pair of shopmade sawhorses or ‘bents’. I have Tom Figden’s book & have really enjoyed it. These are based closely off of his design.
The wood came from a scrap poplar board I had lying about, and from some cherry scrap boards I found in a clearance pile at the local hardwood dealer. They were finished in BLO.
Joinery is mortise and tenon for the feet and the lower stretcher. The top stretchers are in a kind of saddle, protrude slightly above the top of the legs & are also doweled into place. The mortises were also pinned/doweled.
The bottom of the feet are coved in the middle; I used a spokeshave plane to do this, and it added a tremendous amount of stability.
These things are small and so much lighter than my old sawhorses, but MUCH stronger and more stable. Go figure what better craftmanship will get you….
-- Richard B, Birmingham Alabama