Monday, April 12, 2010

the 'original' tabletop sawhorses

I have my hubby Jon to thank for this idea.....he created these for the shop several years ago, we shared them on our program, B. Original.... and we find ourselves using them all the time. We've also given several of them as gifts.  You'd be surprised how many times you'd like to hoist things up on the work bench to work on them and these are the perfect solution.  They're easy to manage, portable and work beautifully.   You can create a pair for yourself or if you'd like us to do the DIY'in for you...they'll be available in our store for purchase later this week. 

For each horse, you’ll need one piece of 2x4 cut to a 16” length. 

And (2) more 2x4’s that measure 8 inches.

For the base of the horse, you’ll work with the 8” pieces. 

One one side, you need to notch out for the legs.  Measure over 2” from each side on the 8” board and then up ¾” and draw a line. 

On the other side, you need to notch out for the cross-member..measure over from each end 3 1/4”…. ¾” inches up, and again draw a line.

Cut out using a handsaw, jigsaw or bandsaw.

In the shorter, cutout area drill a pilot hole using a 3/16” bit and secure the cross member to the base using a 3 ½” screw.

(You’ll have a one inch overhang on each end)….Do the same thing on the other end......and then repeat the entire process one more time for your second horse.

The original Tabletop Sawhorse….a handy must have for every studio or shop. 

Cheers to creating!

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