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Project by scarpenter002 posted 04-01-2013 02:06 AM 3633 views 17 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing fancy here, but very useful:

Here is a frame I built for working with sheetgoods in my shop. Real simple design that can easily be knocked down for storage when not in use. When I was building it, I took the time to joint each board to get as flat a surface as possible. I have also labeled each joint on both boards, so I get the SAME flat surface each time it is assembled.

Some day maybe I will make some nice sawhorses to match. :-) These were left behind from the crew that framed out my shop 7 years ago.

Thanks for looking and reading.

-- Scott in Texas





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 04-01-2013 02:18 AM

Nice work, the ease of breaking it down works for me, I will have to look into thisfor future reference. For me I can tell you they will have some cut marks, but as thick as you made them this should not be a problem. They do beg for matching sawhorses though.. Just saying…. laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Hawaiilad

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#2 posted 04-01-2013 05:32 AM

I agree they will get several cut marks over time, but you have made it with thick enough wood to last your years. I built one several years ago (wasn’t smart enough to build one I could take apart and store) and at that time I went through allot of plywood (cabinet maker) and it still lasted me years.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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KelvinGrove

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#3 posted 04-01-2013 04:54 PM

I have at least 4 projects coming up for which this will be a big help. Stop by if you are in the neighborhood, I owe you a beer for this one!

-- Tim P. Calhoun GA. Don't cry because it's over, smile....because for 7 glorious miles, everyone thought you were the real bus driver!

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pintodeluxe

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#4 posted 04-01-2013 04:57 PM

Well that beats my pair of 2×6’s on sawhorses.
Good idea.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Dodis

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#5 posted 04-01-2013 07:01 PM

These are very useful. I built the one form the Wood mag online extras plans, number 185. I later screwed on a set of the cheap sheet metal folding sawhorses (expediency). With this setup, it is just the right height to put behind my truck, and slide out one sheet at a time for cutting before carrying them back to the shop. Also makes a nice outdoor assembly table when the weather cooperates (most of the time). Would be very handy to carry to the lumber yard if you wanted to break down the sheets before loading too.

Even with the cuts in the grid, the rest of the surface supports the work so those cuts won’t be any problem for many years to come.

-- Mike "Dodis', TxCity, Texas Gulf Coast

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revwarguy

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#6 posted 04-01-2013 08:07 PM

I later screwed on a set of the cheap sheet metal folding sawhorses (expediency). With this setup, it is just the right height to put behind my truck, and slide out one sheet at a time for cutting before carrying them back to the shop. Also makes a nice outdoor assembly table when the weather cooperates (most of the time).

I did exactly the same thing. With a basement workshop, slipping the full sheets off the truck onto the table to break them down has made a vast improvement over wrestling them around the back of the house. My grid table hangs on the garage wall. On a rainy day, I can always think of something else to do in the workshop; on a windy day I don’t even have to clean up!

-- "72.6 per cent of all statistics are made up on the spot." - Steven Wright

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bko

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#7 posted 04-01-2013 08:22 PM

Very nice! I am sure you will get a lot use out of them.

-Brian

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scarpenter002

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#8 posted 04-01-2013 11:10 PM

Thanks everyone.

Mike and Revwarguy, Nice idea on setting up behind your truck. I had not considered that.

-- Scott in Texas

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#9 posted 05-05-2013 01:58 AM

GREAT idea and GREAT job doing it!

-- EdwardNorton

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#10 posted 05-05-2013 02:25 AM

Don’t let em give you a hard time about getting all the life you can out of that beautiful set of horses!

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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