|Project by basswood||posted 01-29-2014 01:47 AM||51403 views||194 times favorited||68 comments|
During the past year set out to redesign the sawhorse.
I wanted to see if a 3-point design could be made that would solve the problem of the typical quadruped version that wobbles on uneven surfaces. I found that a 3-legged horse could be very stable.
The second photo shows how the parts were cut out of a 4×8 sheet of plywood. The photo also shows how the parts can knockdown, nest and pack flat.
I also wanted to use these sawhorses as both miter saw and table saw stands for a portable workshop. I created all sorts of components and accessories so the sawhorses can serve a wide variety of functions.
For instance, why should woodworkers in shops get all the really cool workbenches? I made a light but sturdy torsion box workbench with side and end vises that mounts on the horses.
Padded adjustable height work supports protect work.
Large holes allow for convenient clamping and hanging of tools with rafter hooks (so tools don’t hang on and take up the work surface).