Spudhogg Workhorses

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Project by spudhogg posted 02-19-2014 05:44 PM 3516 views 26 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is not my design, but I love it. Made from 3/4” plywood. Easily transportable, sturdy, stackable, and functional. They do the work of sawhorses, stools, tables, etc. Finished with two coats of spar varnish in a classic case of over-kill, but, hey, it’s my shop! I live here!

-- Spudhogg Woodworks

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#1 posted 02-19-2014 06:34 PM

Those are great. Very functional.

-- It's all in a day's work...

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#2 posted 02-19-2014 06:35 PM

Awesome set-up… Should serve you well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 02-19-2014 07:03 PM

No such thing as overkill…it is your (or my) shop. They look good and I have some extra plywood. Looks like I will never stop.

-- jstegall

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#4 posted 02-19-2014 07:16 PM

Love little saw-benches like this, they’re so handy and yours are GREAT! Love the stacking feature! What are your dimensions HxWxD?

-- Dennis, WV

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#5 posted 02-19-2014 07:59 PM

Nice work – may have to make a couple for my shop.

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#6 posted 02-19-2014 09:05 PM

Those are really well done, and useful. Add a couple of torsion beams and you have a workbench/assembly table. I remember an article about that combo in a magazine (Fine Woodworking, I think.) Something I have been intending to do for years now (sigh!).

Spudhogg/Idaho—Great moniker!


-- What's a vibrant young guy like me doing in a broken down old body like this?

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#7 posted 02-19-2014 09:28 PM

Nice project. What is the finished height when they are stacked?
You will come to appreciate the varnish ‘cause glue probably won’t stick permanently to it.

Is the hand slot wide enough for the f style clamps to fit through?

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#8 posted 02-19-2014 09:53 PM

In answer to the above questions:

The moniker, “Spudhogg”: “Spud” is indeed for the state of Idaho (where I reside) and the “Hogg” is for my 2011 Harley Davidson Road King.

Dimensions: Top and Shelf: 22 1/2” x 14 1/2” Legs: 3” x 3” x 21” assembled Finished: H: 22” W: 16” L: 24”

Stacked Height: 43”

Slots: 1 1/4” x 5 1/2” (some of my f style clamps fit through while the bigger ones do not)

Thank you for all of your comments!

-- Spudhogg Woodworks

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#9 posted 02-20-2014 04:42 AM

Nice build. I have a million uses for something like that.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#10 posted 02-20-2014 02:21 PM

Thanks for posting the dimensions. Those look very handy.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#11 posted 02-20-2014 05:18 PM

The multiple small assembly table idea works well. Especially in a small shop where space is limited, and there isn’t room for large tables all over the place.

Not quite to the same purpose designed standard, but I’ve had good luck on similar tasks with these very cost and time effective ($60 and amazingly beefy in solid wood) kitchen trollies from Ikea:

I have four. (since they are cheap) The tops are waxed to prevent staining and sticking. Rolled together and with a ply top surface (which can be a bit larger than the combined area of the trollies) with a retaining strip on the perimeter (underneath) dropped over the group they form a large assembly table.

Two in line clipped to the outfeed end of the Hammer K3 panel saw make an outfeed table. (they are adjusted so the heights match) They could also be used with the shaper, or as infeed supports.

One or more can equally be placed wherever needed for incidental jobs, fits between machined for relocation, can at a push be carried, and can be rolled under a bench for storage.

-- Late awakener....

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