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May 02, 2008
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#1 posted 05-02-2008 06:15 PM
Nice saw horse, could you show a picture of it folded up?
-- Only the Shadow knows....................
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#2 posted 05-02-2008 06:26 PM
Looks great.. would love to see the plans (although I get the jist from the pics)
-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
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#3 posted 05-02-2008 06:30 PM
Great idea. I would like to see plans on this also. With the minimum area I have to work, anything helps.
-- The tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goals, the tragedy of life lies in not having goals to reach for.
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#4 posted 05-02-2008 06:36 PM
Wow that is a neat idea for sure. I bet with the top piece clamped like that it is very stable.
How did you mount the strap??
If you used thinner material for the cross pieces, would be even thinner folded; 1x or 3/4 ply would get you down to 5” you might be able to drop more by putting cross pieces in dadoes would work ok on the inner set of legs, if you did the outer would need to dado inner ones for clearance. (if I am making any sense)
-- Fred, Springfield, Ma
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#5 posted 05-02-2008 06:45 PM
Sweet! Now I feel like a sucker for paying $30 for an overly-heavy metal one from the big box.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#6 posted 05-02-2008 07:42 PM
That’s a very cool design! Great job
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX
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#7 posted 05-02-2008 07:45 PM
This is a nice design. I can see a lot of possibilities in this project.
-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine
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#8 posted 05-02-2008 07:51 PM
Nice design. You have solved my pet peeve of saw horses – how do you effectively store them.
-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.
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#9 posted 05-02-2008 08:11 PM
“I’m lovin’ it!”
Save $$ here, spend more on tools, and supplies! Woo Hoo
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#10 posted 05-02-2008 08:30 PM
Nice saw horses! Is it the angle cut on the top of the legs that determines the spread at the bottom? If so, what is the angle cut at the top? (Really, really nice design!!)
-- Rich, Seattle, WA
#11 posted 05-02-2008 10:18 PM
I can’t recall the angle off the top of my head, but all the cuts are compound angles and to top has two compound angle in each notch.
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#12 posted 05-02-2008 10:48 PM
Nice horses…... I’m like everyone else, I’d love to see the plans.JJ
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#13 posted 05-02-2008 10:56 PM
I too would like more info. I’m curious about folding it up due to the splay of the legs angle. Doesn’t it pinch a bit? I can see how it would not if the frame was square …..
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#14 posted 05-02-2008 11:25 PM
notch the 2×4s that cross the piece in 1 1/2” and you can fold it up to a 3” clearance. When I was in rough carpentry we built many saw horses but none as efficient as this one. Great planning on your part.
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#15 posted 05-03-2008 02:56 AM
-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.
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