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Project by SuperCubber posted 01-26-2013 09:43 PM 2165 views 10 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello, fellow LJs!

This is my first project post, but I’ve been admiring your various posts for the past year or so.

I’m excited to post these Shopdogs built from woodshopdude’s plans. It was much more of a challenge than I expected when I first saw the photos, but it was nonetheless a very enjoyable process. Thanks for looking!

I added a picture of the saw horses folded up.





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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 01-26-2013 10:58 PM

Congrats on your first project post!! Many more to come no doubt!!!

Those should serve you well on your future projects. Looking forward to seeing them!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 01-26-2013 11:55 PM

Those came out great! thanks for sharing.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#3 posted 01-27-2013 12:54 AM

I’m in desperate need of a couple new saw horses. How are they for sturdiness? Looks like the more weight you put on them the better they probably are?

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#4 posted 01-27-2013 02:30 AM

They are absolutely rock solid. Workshopdude sells a strap to connect to lower stretchers when the horses are open, but I’m not sure it’s even necessary. I may add a 3/4 dowel vertically to each lower stretcher and connect them that way when open. We’ll see how it plays out.

Thanks!

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#5 posted 01-27-2013 02:33 AM

For those of you not familiar with the plan, I should have mentioned that they are collapsible. Otherwise, they would just be a few 2×4s slapped together. :)

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#6 posted 01-27-2013 02:46 AM

good job, you’ll find them very useful

-- Joel

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#7 posted 01-27-2013 02:52 AM

Good deal….thanks for the info. Will definitely be making at least two of these as soon as it’s warm enough to be out in the garage again. haha.

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#8 posted 01-27-2013 04:19 AM

Good looking set of sawhorses. I am seriously contemplating the plan purchase now after seeing his webpage and video. I can think of about a half dozen uses for these guys. A few of which I am using some crappy plastic ones for right now.

Thanks a lot for Posting. A good useful first project.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#9 posted 01-27-2013 10:32 AM

What a great idea thanks for sharing
I am adding these to my list

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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#10 posted 01-27-2013 11:50 AM

Your shopdogs look great I put together a pair of them a couple of weeks ago I made pipe clamp holders for mine huge improvement over trying to clamp on my bench top. I used bungee cords to keep mine from spreading.

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't

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#11 posted 01-27-2013 01:04 PM

Pipe clamps for them… That’s a pretty awesome idea. I’d like to see a picture of that!

I’ll try the bungee cord idea, thanks.

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#12 posted 01-27-2013 03:48 PM

They dont want to fall flat open without the strap?

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SuperCubber

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#13 posted 01-27-2013 04:56 PM

Not even a little bit. It could be the tightness of the bolt/nut though, time will tell.

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#14 posted 01-27-2013 07:06 PM

Seen the youtube video where he demonstrated these and been on my list of thing to do ever since..

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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#15 posted 01-27-2013 07:19 PM

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't

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