Ultimate Folding Sawhorse II "Shopdog"

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Project by Canexican posted 05-03-2009 04:28 AM 199416 views 547 times favorited 93 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, it’s finally redesigned and finished! I call it the “Shopdog”, a craftsman’s best friend. It really is the best folding sawhorse design out there. You can custom make any attachment you wish and they can be interchanged very quickly and tool free. When attachments are locked into place they stay there. As shown in the pictures you can make a miter saw stand easily by using any straight 2×4 at any length. All you have to do is mount your saw on a piece of plywood with a couple of runners and make some basic material supports and you are done. You can mount almost any small woodworking tools such as: a planer, scroll saw, grinder, etc., on the same type of table that the miter is sitting on and you have a interchangable machine support.

My new design makes building this sawhorse a breeze. It takes about an hour to make a pair once you understand all the machine set ups, which are not that difficult. It can all be done with hand tools, but it may take you a little longer. And, it will only take you an afternoon in the shop to create all these attachments shown.

I also incorperated a french cleat on the top cross support, this allows for the shopdog to mount on the wall with ease.

If your kids or grandkids are bored while running around your shop, make them a horse attachment, they will love it. My horse hasn’t left the livingroom since I made it.

thanks for looking… and I have more pictures and attachement options on my webpage.



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#1 posted 05-03-2009 04:36 AM

Real nice idea. A Swiss Army Sawhorse. I can see your imagination is the only limit on this. Thanks for the post.

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#2 posted 05-03-2009 04:44 AM

looks very useful. thanks for the post!

I love the horse – saw horse attachment – that one is gold!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 05-03-2009 05:01 AM

I don’t even think the dog whisper can make this better. very cool.


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#4 posted 05-03-2009 05:10 AM

Wow, thats pretty impressive. I think these will find a home in shops and garages everywhere.

-- "When was the last time you did something special for your gun?"

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#5 posted 05-03-2009 07:00 AM

Very smart idea!!! Wow, I think I should make some of these in my shop too. Thanks for the post.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#6 posted 05-03-2009 07:58 AM

Off to the lumberyard for some 2×4’s!

-- Nothing's just gets expensive

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#7 posted 05-03-2009 08:00 AM

I think you have just solved half the problems i have in my work shop

these have just hit the top of the to do list


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 05-03-2009 11:34 AM


The next set of horses I make will be this kind.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#9 posted 05-03-2009 01:12 PM

very very smart.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#10 posted 05-03-2009 02:00 PM

This is a really nice shop addition. I can see a pair of these in my future when I make my next set of sawhorses. I really enjoy the versatility of these and they are invaluable for saving shop space.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 05-03-2009 02:56 PM

Great design. No more commercial folding saw horses for me, your design has them all beat.

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#12 posted 05-03-2009 03:29 PM

The horse attachment is my favorite. Not to disregard the more shop related ones.

-- P.O.C.

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#13 posted 05-03-2009 05:12 PM

Wow! very impressive design. I am with the rest of the guys, I need me a set of these. You need to patent these!

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 05-03-2009 05:59 PM

Lovely! Any plans available?

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#15 posted 05-03-2009 06:48 PM

Very, very cool idea. I was just thinking of buying some more sawhorses…but you’ve cured me of that ill. Please tell me you have a sketchup drawing or some plans available. I’d love to know the angles on the cuts.

Thank you for the terrific contribution!

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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