My Small Log Cabin Workshop #2: Saw Horses

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Blog entry by Jordash posted 01-26-2016 09:09 AM 1483 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The start of my journey into woodworking Part 2 of My Small Log Cabin Workshop series Part 3: The workbench »

Now that I had a workshop I needed to build the facilities to use my tools. I have been doing this with a relatively low budget, that means making what I can, if not then buying second hand or saving up if I needed to buy new.

I always planned to start with hand tools to build up some core skills to base my woodworking on. Therefore I entendres to build a variant of the English workbench based on the Paul Sellers YouTube videos, but before I could do that I needed to build some saw horses. These again followed Paul’s blog, which I found easy enough to understand. Anyway here’s a video of how it went:

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#1 posted 01-26-2016 02:06 PM

Nice little saw horse (bench). Graham Hayden on You Tube has a little series with compound angles on saw benches that looks neat. I find they bend my mind and have difficulty with them. He makes it look easy. Another You Tube hand wood worker you may want to check out is Billy’s Little Bench. I built the split top saw bench he has on his site and they are a treat! Keep up the good work!

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#2 posted 01-26-2016 02:15 PM

Bet it was tough to find a lefty saw ;) Welcome to LJs and good luck on your journey!

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#3 posted 01-26-2016 06:11 PM

Thanks for the heads up on those 2 channels, I have come across them both at some time or other.

If you think left handed saws are difficult to find, try finding a left handed no. 4 plane!

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#4 posted 01-26-2016 08:08 PM

Haha @ lefty saw. Those saw horses should serve you well. If you are interested in reading a couple of more posts on saw benches, here are a couple I have saved for my future upgrade:

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#5 posted 01-26-2016 08:46 PM

Nice work. The shop is looking great.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 01-26-2016 09:36 PM

They’ve been great so far and as you’ll see in my next post they’ve been put to good use. In fact I end up taking them with me when I go to friends houses to help with diy because they’re so useful.

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