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Project by ShesGotWood posted 10-01-2020 01:52 PM 1464 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t had much time to make it into the shop recently since I started homeschooling my two boys. It takes quite a bit of time to go through two different levels of curriculum every day, especially since I refuse to use any of that online crap lol but I was able to escape long enough to whip up a couple of these sawhorses for the fella that gave my boys horse riding lessons over the summer. He’s also an electrician that does new construction and needed a more mobile solution that would fit in his work vehicle better as well as hold a substantial amount of weight without being too heavy for a man of his age. I didn’t make the plans for these knock-down sawhorses myself but I thought they’d be perfect. Just drop a couple of 2×4’s down into those top notches and voila! We fiddled around with them on the job site and stacked about 300lbs onto just one sawhorse and it took it like a champ so I think they’ll last him many years. It was a fun project!
I used 3/4 CD plywood sanded down smooth with 220 grit. The legs measure 18×30 and the top 9.5×42. I’ve since been told that it’s had approximately 450lbs on it with no problems but I can’t guarantee those results if you don’t angle the legs out. The finish is a half and half mixture of dark walnut Danish oil and linseed oil, my absolute favorite way to finish everything, topped with a thin layer (thin to keep it from becoming slick and unsafe) of beeswax.

-- [insert inspirational quote here]

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#1 posted 10-01-2020 02:47 PM

Very nice, great way to show appreciation!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 10-01-2020 03:05 PM

a picture of them flat would be GR8 …. a very nice gift … GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#3 posted 10-01-2020 03:11 PM

Those make for a great looking, efficient setup.

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#4 posted 10-01-2020 05:25 PM

A+ for Style.

A+ for wood character.

A+ for Mobility.

A+ for ease of use.

Welcome to L.J.s

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#5 posted 10-01-2020 05:48 PM

Thanks guys! I forgot to mention I used 3/4 CD plywood and I do apologize for not posting pictures of them taken apart. I only took a picture of the legs separately and before they were finished with oil. I wasn’t sure if that was a No No that would get my post removed.

-- [insert inspirational quote here]

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#6 posted 10-01-2020 06:39 PM

Very nice, I know what you mean I have a son and it takes alot of time to school him. The whole time I am thinking what I could be doing …lol Well its worth the sacrifice.

-- John in Florida

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#7 posted 10-01-2020 11:28 PM

Nice appreciation gift.

Just a FIY … you can go back and edit your original posting … like add more photos or text.

Just open your project and click on the EDIT button (upper right hand corner of screen) next to the WATCH/UNWATCH button

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#8 posted 10-02-2020 12:32 AM

Been planning to make some sawhorses, had been planning on a la Paul Sellers.

These would be more appropriate for my space though and a lot easier/quicker to build and get on with something else.

Usually don’t like plywood, but these look good too.

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#9 posted 10-02-2020 01:56 AM

Nice work and nice gift. You can post photos of part of the build in an unfinished state. The warning about posting “a finished project” basically means don’t post an incomplete or work in progress (that’s for blogs). It does not mean you can’t include build related photos along with the photos of your finished project.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#10 posted 10-02-2020 05:06 AM

These are way cool! Reminds me of a similar knock down piece I made to hold my little jobsite table saw.

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#11 posted 10-02-2020 09:10 AM

Welcome to LJ

That is a nice gift. Looks good as well. Thanks for posting. Congrats on the Daily Top 3

-- Petey

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#12 posted 10-02-2020 11:15 AM

Nice design, do you use raw linseed oil in your finish or Boiled Linseed Oil? I would like to make up a batch to test out for myself. Thank you

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#13 posted 10-02-2020 11:32 AM

It was boiled linseed
Thanks everyone for all of the positivity!

-- [insert inspirational quote here]

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#14 posted 10-06-2020 04:25 PM

This would be a great CNC project!

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