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Sawhorses that are a good alternative to a workbench

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Project by BenhamDesign posted 09-26-2019 06:14 PM 1216 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got tired of those flimsy plastic sawhorses bouncing around when trying to work on them and no really good way to clamp anything down to them. So I built this pair of Sawhorses. They are a good alternative to work on when you don’t have a proper bench to work on.
If you are interested in seeing how they are built watch the video

Thanks for watching
Brian Benham Custom Furniture

-- What I do in and out of the shop at http://www.BrianBenham.com





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DMiller

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#1 posted 09-26-2019 06:16 PM

Wow! I really like the design of those, they look great and quite sturdy!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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BenhamDesign

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#2 posted 09-26-2019 06:18 PM



Wow! I really like the design of those, they look great and quite sturdy!

- DMiller


Thanks, They worked great. I took them out to a gallery for their art walk and chiseled on them for quite awhile inlaying bowties with no problems.

-- What I do in and out of the shop at http://www.BrianBenham.com

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pottz

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#3 posted 09-26-2019 07:26 PM

looks like you reinvented the wheel which is not easy to do.those look like a great innovation to the standard saw horse.love your style brian.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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BenhamDesign

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#4 posted 09-26-2019 07:36 PM



looks like you reinvented the wheel which is not easy to do.those look like a great innovation to the standard saw horse.love your style brian.

- pottz


Thanks, someday I hope to come up with a better wheel as well.

-- What I do in and out of the shop at http://www.BrianBenham.com

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therealSteveN

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#5 posted 09-26-2019 08:31 PM

Good sawhorses are always a good deal. Kinda like good footwear, everything above them runs, and works better. I agree no one should suffer unstable sawhorses.

The construction you used is easily applied to be used as a take down sawhorse. You have the space, but many here don’t, and with M&T that is pegged, or wedged they can easily be removed to knock these down to more easily stored parts. You should also point out to those who don’t feel they have enough room for a bench, making something like these can go a long way to allowing for support, and clamping of parts through a build, or assembly. Having 2 of these may in some cases be better than a bench.

I believe you have undersold the possibilities of these perhaps? I also think that using dowel, yes round, would allow for the same strength, and be more easily replaced in case of breakage as a wedge.

Nice sawbenches…

-- Think safe, be safe

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swirt

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#6 posted 09-27-2019 01:37 AM

A very nice set of saw horses for all kinds of construction… from furniture to timber frame houses.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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BenhamDesign

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#7 posted 09-27-2019 02:32 AM



A very nice set of saw horses for all kinds of construction… from furniture to timber frame houses.

- swirt


Thanks I hope to get a ton of different uses out of them

-- What I do in and out of the shop at http://www.BrianBenham.com

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cmacnaughton

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#8 posted 09-30-2019 08:15 PM

Wow, these are great. As someone with limited square footage in my shop and a strong desire to do more hand work, these would be great. Even better, I can set them up outside in the sun and enjoy the fresh air while I work.

-- –Chuck M. Nutmegger by choice

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BenhamDesign

213 posts in 1980 days


#9 posted 10-01-2019 02:39 AM



Wow, these are great. As someone with limited square footage in my shop and a strong desire to do more hand work, these would be great. Even better, I can set them up outside in the sun and enjoy the fresh air while I work.

- cmacnaughton


Thanks, they are a fun build!

-- What I do in and out of the shop at http://www.BrianBenham.com

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woodworkfkdn

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#10 posted 10-03-2019 07:46 PM

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