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Project by Pacman posted 08-05-2013 08:23 AM 2552 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s not much but its my first project. Currently living in an apartment but moving to a new house in September always wanted to get into the Hobby but have never had the room. Going to have a split garage space with a car. Just a sawhorse to make a work platform. Next project to be a Small Playtable with a Lego Plate inlay for my Stepdaughter. Wish me luck.

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George Coles

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#1 posted 08-05-2013 08:57 AM

Great first project. You are already saving money by making your own equipment. Keep up the good work.

-- George Coles,

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#2 posted 08-05-2013 09:26 AM

I wish the very best in your wood working projects.

Don’t forget you will need another saw horse to rock!

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 08-05-2013 11:12 AM

Thanks, George.
Thanks, Rob. Currently using the bed of my Pick-up as my second horse. Once we move I’ll be building its Sister.

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#4 posted 08-05-2013 11:29 AM

That’s a great place to start. I just made as set similar to these. You will find them very handy.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 08-05-2013 11:35 AM

Thanks Mike,

My original plans had the leg slats going all the way around the outside similar to the two on the ends, but I miscalculated my wood list and ran out of 2×4 but had the section of 2×6 from the top so I decided to make it more like a trestle table. I think I like this design better because I can get closer to the Head without bumping my shins.

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#6 posted 08-05-2013 12:52 PM

I wish that had been my first project. Started out making my bench and really wished I’d had some horses to get things off the ground.

-- Rich, Kentucky

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#7 posted 08-05-2013 05:08 PM

Wise choice for a first project. Now make a second and you’ll be set for workholding for a while. You will use them a lot. Good call on the 2×6.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#8 posted 08-05-2013 05:34 PM

Nice job! Very sturdy looking. You can go a long way with a good set of saw horses.

If you catch the hand tool bug you should also look into building a pair of saw benches.

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#9 posted 08-05-2013 07:48 PM

Looks great! Welcome to Lumberjocks! Be sure to keep us up to date on your projects.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#10 posted 08-05-2013 09:06 PM

Those were my first project as well. If you’ve not already done so, make a second one (maybe even a third). Then you can sling a door or piece of plywood or whatever across it and have a temporary workbench/assembly table. I’ve also drilled holes into mine to make for a temporary vice mount and bench top router table holder.

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#11 posted 08-05-2013 09:10 PM

We all start somewhere! I made sawhorses like those as one of my first projects.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#12 posted 08-05-2013 11:50 PM

Dandy sawhorse, you’re on the right path my friend. I remember when I bought my first house and set about to finishing the garage and setting up a workshop, my first project was a pair of horses. I’m not sure what happened to them, but I suspect they stayed in that garage when I sold the house. Welcome to Lumberjocks and I look forward to more great projects from you soon!

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#13 posted 08-06-2013 07:08 AM

Very nice, and congrats on your first project. I made an almost identical set of I-beam sawhorses as my first project. The neat thing is that I worked it so they are stackable. Save yourself some floor space when not in use.

I’m just getting started myself. I’ve currently got a toybox (for my newphew) in the works, as well as a rustic dining room table.

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#14 posted 08-06-2013 02:58 PM

It’s nice and clean and very practical. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#15 posted 08-14-2013 02:42 AM

Everyone starts at the beginning, everyone. enjoy

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