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Project by KelvinGrove posted 04-05-2014 11:56 PM 3834 views 33 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!





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kdc68

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#1 posted 04-06-2014 01:33 AM

Great idea ! Thanks for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#2 posted 04-06-2014 09:58 AM

Fantastic – may have to build a couple for myself.

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#3 posted 04-06-2014 11:36 AM

Awesome!

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#4 posted 04-06-2014 12:49 PM

I built a set of those last fall,after looking at alot of designs on the net. they are the most useful set of saw horses i have ever used! and i have worked construction for over 30yrs, which means i have seen and used a bunch of different styles of horses. after looking at yours I like the pipe nipple idea. I may have to steal that one!!

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#5 posted 04-06-2014 04:14 PM

Glad I could help you with a little inspiration. Great job.

-- Making progress

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#6 posted 04-06-2014 04:20 PM

Those look very nice. and well built. Thanks for sharing.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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KelvinGrove

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#7 posted 04-06-2014 04:37 PM

Thanks Skippy, and I didn’t realize you were both a brother of the big red truck and from area code 304! I worked at the airport in Charleston, (Rescue 273) and am an old Putnam County boy(Station 800) ...where are you from?

-- 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!

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#8 posted 04-06-2014 06:45 PM

From Morgantown here. We have a guy up here from Charleston airport. Fisher is his name.

-- Making progress

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#9 posted 04-06-2014 07:15 PM

We used to have a Randy Fisher. And I have been up your way a few times..hoisted one or tow in the Star City fire hall community room. Small world, and nice to meet you.

-- 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!

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#10 posted 04-06-2014 09:42 PM

That’s pretty darned clever, great job and great idea

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#11 posted 04-06-2014 10:02 PM

Now that is a handy project….keep saying I need a set of store away horses for when the two I have are just not enough…lol Really well executed build sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#12 posted 08-27-2014 09:30 PM

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#13 posted 04-16-2015 05:48 PM

These are now on my to do list. Thanks for the project post.

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