Another set of "ShopDogs"

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Project by SteveW posted 07-22-2013 10:41 PM 3273 views 23 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided I needed another set of saw horses for my shop, since my original
set are now outside holding up a small load of ceder lap siding that I’ll get
around to installing later this fall.
Having researched a lot of sawhorses, I came upon several LBJ guys who had
built the Canexicans “ShopDogs” and thought they looked pretty good.
His video explaining all the features had me hooked…
The only thing I changed was to use short “bungees” to pull them together,
only because I happened to have them hanging around…
I like the way they can
1. Fold up flat
2.stand up on their own when flat,
and a host of other, as yet untested features.

I recommend the plans at
They worked really well for me,

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

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#1 posted 07-22-2013 11:11 PM

Nice idea Steve and space saving when not in use….excellent.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#2 posted 07-23-2013 12:32 AM

Good job Steve. You have got me thinking about makin’ some.
Keep up the good work.

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 07-23-2013 02:54 AM

Very useful looking project Steve. I think I need a few of these for my shop.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#4 posted 07-23-2013 03:26 AM

Very neat idea!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 07-23-2013 10:47 AM

Nice! I like the folding capability. It’s officially on the list of ‘things I’d like to build’.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#7 posted 07-24-2013 12:59 AM

Those look very useful. I really enjoyed the vid in the link you posted.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 07-24-2013 12:54 PM

Great job!! I think I need to make a couple.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#9 posted 07-24-2013 08:12 PM

I made three. They work great. I don’t have a radial arm saw. I drew out the angles with a protractor and cut them with a handsaw. I use a bungy cord to pull the bottoms together.

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