Trestle sawhorses

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Project by buck_cpa posted 02-11-2014 11:24 PM 3039 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother-in-law had some true 3” by 12” pressure treated beams left over from a deck build he did a while ago. I was sick of looking at one of them so I built these stout mothers. They took a little bit longer than expected. You can see my first attempt at a scraper plane on top of the horse in the first pic… it’s decoration now due to poor design. I modified some woodsmith plans to accomodate the thicker material – they are free online.

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#1 posted 02-11-2014 11:59 PM

They look good buck. I have a couple ganged together for my workbench base. Originally I wanted a take-down bench. My top is so heavy now it pretty much stays put. My starting plans for the trestles came from Len Cullum’s article for Make magazine. I like the woodsmith ones too. Mine are about 29” tall. I think I may do a taller set like yours.

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#2 posted 02-12-2014 12:26 AM

Nice work, very similar to the Japanese saw horses I’ve seen. On my to-make list.

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#3 posted 02-12-2014 01:04 AM

I love this design. Well done. I have 4 of them made fron 2×4’s with two cross braces. Most handy horses in the world. Can be used a scaffolding also.

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#4 posted 02-12-2014 01:48 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.


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