|Project by KelvinGrove||posted 04-05-2014 11:56 PM||2283 views||30 times favorited||12 comments|
I already had 2 sets of saw horses. The first set, about 10 years old, were made with those handy-dandy metal leg braces from the big box. To say they limp a bit would be very, very, generous. The second set was a bit better but they didn’t quite match up and, since the legs are attached solidly, they were hard to store or move. Then I saw a project by Skippy906 which can be found here. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/97248 It was obviously the design I was looking for so a big thanks to him.
Here is my attempt to replicate. I will say that they came out much sturdier than I expected and I expected a lot. I used 1/2 by 4 1/2 pipe nipples with a large fender washer and cap on each end. This gives me a lot of strength and no thread inside the piece to act as a file over time. And, since they fold up, they are easy to store and move.
I also like the fact that I can put different tops in place depending on what I am doing. That includes Skippy’s sheet cutting table (gota build me on of those!) my portable router table and it will include my soon to be build miter saw table. All in all, a very flexible design.
If you’re looking for a good saw horse design, I can recommend 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!