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Why did I wait so long? Sawhorses

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Project by Underdog posted 04-09-2019 11:13 AM 1014 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothin’ earth shatterin’. Just a couple of hacked together folding sawhorses out of leftover “tubafores”, some found-on-road ratchet straps, hardware store bolts, and two buckles from the fabric store.

Found out the original design was better than my failed revisions…. hence the notches in the cross members.
The design is unique in that tightening the straps clamps the top board in place. You can find the plans on Canexican's website for $5. It was worth it to me.

I must say despite the hacked up appearance they work really well and are a much needed addition to my tool kit. Sure beats the garbage can, or the ladder or buckets….. Why did I wait so long to make these?

-- Jim, Georgia, USA





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bushmaster

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#1 posted 04-09-2019 01:19 PM

Nice work on the saw horses, I like the idea of the ratchet strap to hold them tight. Interesting all the different ways they can be used. Will have to make some.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 04-09-2019 01:25 PM

Much better than the plastic ones I have. I should reconsider and follow from your design. Nice job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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grantd

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#3 posted 04-09-2019 08:00 PM

Made a pair of these once with one of the cross members being cut at a 45 degree angle to allow it to act as a french cleat to hang them up. Ended up taking them apart as I was short on space and didn’t have any ratchet straps to spare. I always thought that with a long top cross member with a bit of platform on it that it would be make an excellent portable miter saw station.

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crowie

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#4 posted 04-10-2019 01:10 AM

Nicely done Jim.
I like the folding for easy storage plus that you can have a shorter or longer top board on the base.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 04-10-2019 01:13 AM

A great help on lots of projects.

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#6 posted 04-10-2019 05:28 PM



Made a pair of these once with one of the cross members being cut at a 45 degree angle to allow it to act as a french cleat to hang them up. Ended up taking them apart as I was short on space and didn t have any ratchet straps to spare. I always thought that with a long top cross member with a bit of platform on it that it would be make an excellent portable miter saw station.

- grantd

You can also just use some rope and a truckers hitch will supply more then enough tension
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trucker%27s_hitch

-- -Steven Peck, http://www.blkmtn.org

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 04-11-2019 01:34 AM

Cool idea, and they work like you wanted, design revisions aside.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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dannmarks

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#8 posted 04-14-2019 02:29 PM

Pretty darn cool though. Saved to favorites so I can make some later.

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