|Forum topic by rwe2156||posted 07-07-2014 01:35 PM||925 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
07-07-2014 01:35 PM
I recently built Chris Swartz’s version of a knee horse found here: http://www.wkfinetools.com/contrib/cschwarz/sawBench/Sawbench-1.pdf
Thought I’d share some thoughts for any considering building one.
1. I found when sitting on the horse to chisel, etc, the horse tipped backward. If your over 6’ tall, consider a longer top – maybe 36”, or consider splaying the legs forward and back.
2. Since the leg to top joint is cross grain, I screwed and plugged them instead of nailing. This also eliminates the hassle of clamping non parallel boards.
3. Ease the edges of the cross braces prior to assembly.
4. Join short braces to outside of legs and turn long brace face down for better strength.
5. Finally, some type of saw storage under the bench might be handy.
6. I am considering some type of leg extension for double duty as a regular saw horse.
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