1940's Saw pony express

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Project by jjw5858 posted 04-12-2015 10:56 PM 2101 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello friends, i hope all is well with you and yours!

This was inspired by Roy Underhill’s episode on the Woodwright’s Shop.

If you want a good old fashioned saw horse to use your classic Disston on, then I assure you this one is tough as nails in it’s construction.

I have been wanting saw horses for a little while now so after watching Roy’s show I decided to make my own pair of saw ponies. It sure beats using my truck tailgate…lol.

Everything here was a fun challenge, I have began my woodworking this 2015 with some better habits.

I now strictly use the Paul Sellers knife wall method. This method is just an awesome way to get much cleaner lines after using your saw.

The whole project is based off of compound angle’s, and yeah make sure you have two bevel

There was a decent amount of confused self talk in my shop, things like….....”it goes this way,,,,no….It goes that way…..ummm, no I think it’s the reverse…ugggghhhh!!!!” You know, that kinda stuff mixed in with a few Fred Flintstone fricks and frackin’s…lol!

Then the ever so enjoyable…wobble and rock with four legs routine. Well the second one wobbles less on a fairly level floor. It is all in the repetition of making anything that reveals the learning of the many hows and whys.

But I stuck with it and 2 fine horses are fit for my future projects!

I used a little BLO just to care for it and show a little more pop to the grain.

These were fun and a compound….amount of fun.

Thanks for taking a look, be well and keep your bevel gauges set tight!

All of the best,


-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-12-2015 11:27 PM

Nice horses! You cannot be without a pair!! You’ll get good use out of them!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 04-13-2015 03:54 AM

Very nice Joe. I need a pair of saw horses.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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Cedar Furniture Lodge

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#3 posted 04-13-2015 01:53 PM

Very cool and looks like they would be quite functional.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#4 posted 04-13-2015 02:17 PM

Very useful and nicely built.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 04-13-2015 02:47 PM

These are great. Well done.

Thanks for sharing.

-- ~Tony

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#6 posted 04-13-2015 07:51 PM

Good job. They look like they will last a good long while!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 04-17-2015 05:46 PM

“Giddy-Up”, good job

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

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