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Review by mski posted 410 days ago 3864 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Best $5 I’ve spent in a long time, been looking at those $50 plastic ones then I found this on youtube, http://www.woodshopdude.com/
Good compound miter practice , I did on the TS and Bandsaw, These things are great !!!
Sturdy fold and hangs on the wall, really well thought out design.
Check em out

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL




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TheDane

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#1 posted 410 days ago

mski—Could not agree more … they are excellent. Made mine of Douglas Fir.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 410 days ago

Was going that way but the fir here is wet wet wet, so I got White Wood whatever that is.

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL

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#3 posted 410 days ago

The 2×10 and 2×12 stock at Menards stores (in Wisconsin, anyway) is kiln-dried Douglas Fir.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#4 posted 410 days ago

The so called kiln dried Douglas Fir.here is so wet I had it drip when in the shop !

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL

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#5 posted 409 days ago

The plans for these are good, but they are not among the easier sawhorses to throw together. Mine came out not-quite level and requiring a lot more tension on the straps than I expected. I suspect that a CMS would have made a world of difference.

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#6 posted 409 days ago

Yea this plan cured my dyslexia, I did alter the way the plans say , for instance, when you attach the horozontal braces, I just put 1 screw in the bottom of them ,put a top work holder in the horse, then on my TS I made sure everything was true , then one at a time I glued and screwed the cross members.
perfect leg sitting but a little gap here and there on the top where the 2×4 sits, still rock solid

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL

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#7 posted 409 days ago

I would have to agree with TheDane. Just don’t make them out of white pine they will crack right down the grain. Going to rebuilt out of Douglas Fir. At the present time I am building a new fangle workbench from Fine Woodworking found a good source of Doug fir.

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channeleaton

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#8 posted 407 days ago

I love these sawhorses. Here are mine hanging on my french cleats (in progress):

Odiferous: A compound miter saw (sliding if you have it) was invaluable in this project.

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#9 posted 407 days ago

I’m tellen ya there great. Really a great design, well thought out !

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL

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#10 posted 406 days ago

These are a really good design. I do wonder if the 2×4 cross braces could be replaced with wider 1/8 plywood to stack much “thinner”? Perhaps dado in 1/8” slots for them to take up 0”. Thoughts?

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#11 posted 403 days ago

I was thinking the same thing ratchet, make some let me know because I’m probably making another set

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL

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#12 posted 113 days ago

I bought the plans from woodshopdude and built them I would agree with others the plans are good but lack some details. I would recommend not to build them from store bought 2×4 this lumber is not straight enough this causes alignment issues if the lower cross supports are not completely flat and straight, it makes it very difficult to get the dogs feet to set level on the floor and not rock. I think plywood would be a better choice for the upper and lower supports. my leg notches are ok but not as nice as I would like I did one dog and he opens up and every thing turned out great but will not close all the way I think it’s the wood and bolt hole alignment bolts should be 4” not 3 1/2 so the nylon nut will have enough threads. I did make what I call a “mini dog” from my mistakes this will be a horse I plan on putting the “horse head and seat” on for the kids to play on.
With that said Grant great job these are rock solid and have already seen some great accessories on lumber jocks that I will need. I built these to cut sheet goods down and take up very little space. I just hope and pray the wood does not twist after fully drying out and mess them up? This is my first post I really like what I seen on this site!!

Beard

-- Beard,Bristow Virginia

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