Portable Sawhorses

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Project by DonB posted 09-22-2014 03:34 PM 3410 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made two portable sawhorses to compliment the two regular sawhorses I currently have. The regular ones are bulky so I made two fold up ones. They just fit under the end of the workbench out of the way. Overall size is 15/32 plywood cut 24in wide and 30 1/2 tall. Height was dictated by the existing sawhorses. Cut one to size then used a 3/4” collar on the router with a 1/2” straight but to make the rest. Two have 1/4 tabs on top to accommodate the 5” long nylon straps to prevent the straps from being frayed during use. Bottom straps are 20 1/2” long to limit opening to keep height at 30 1/2 tall.

-- DonB

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#1 posted 09-23-2014 08:39 AM

Nice work DonB

I toyed with the idea when I saw a bricklayer who had some plastic ones with a fold up tray between the legs.
The tray provided rigidity by virtue of what was an overlaping finger joint.

Saw horses are a necessity but hog storage area inside and in the transport vehicle.

I like your idea and need to revisit the task again.

Nice post thanks!

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 09-23-2014 08:45 AM

robscastle: Not my idea. I saw these on line somewhere and said the same thing you did. The most difficult part of this was making the holes in the nylon strap.

-- DonB

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#3 posted 09-23-2014 12:50 PM

Handy dandy. Easy to store as well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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