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This is all about joinery. Found the plans online and had some real fun with this project. I use these horses every single day. White ash beam from my yard tree, cherry legs, hickory stretcher, cocobolo wedges, Douglas fir feet. Wedged mortise is way tighter than I thought it would be. One of the most useful tools in the shop. Oh, yes, finished with walnut oil. You can see how beautiful the wood is before & after oil. I use it as a sit down bench among other uses.

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Nice work, they came out great!
I have made some similar in all Dfir. I added more stretchers and upped the stock size to add more mass to them for weight. They are useful fixtures for me as well.
 

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These look great. They've been on my to-make list for a long time. How tall are they?
 

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They are 26.5" tall. The plans can be on the internet in a couple places. I followed the plan by Jay Van Arsdale, I think from Fine Woodworking. Thanks to all for the comments.
 

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Hey Waterlog. I took a course on Japanese joinery at Jay's house in CA a year ago. He is a really great guy and very into the all Japanese work. You did a fine job and certainly something you can be proud of.
 

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I was just looking for a new sawhorse design. I made the scrap 2×3's thrown together model just to get by. I have a feeling my weekend just got a little busier after seeing these. May have to go a little taller though. Being 6'5" tends to make your workbenches and other items taller.
 

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Cool design and a good build.
 
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