My third and final blog in the series on building a traditional sawhorses My saw horses stack. The gussets can restrict this and though I have a 11” wide gussets to increase strength, this width can be substantially reduced even to as little as 6”. This is up to you but the saw horses will…

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  On Then With the Thoroughbred Saw Horses Saw horses of this type depend on four-point contact with compound cuts to the foot and to the shoulders of the legs. It’s this that puts people off making the saw horse of  this type.  Placing the leg into the recess and elevating it onto a 9”…

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Making Traditional Saw Horses I suppose we take it for granted that plastic saw trestles now as saw horses are cheap enough to buy and replace so it’s not worth making them. In the USA you can buy two 2 x 4’s for about $6 and make a saw horse of substance that will last…

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Now that we have completed the spoon making we can look at saw horses and the traditions of a pair I have made since I was about 16 years old. The joints connecting the legs to the cross beam seems a complexity because the seating is of course compound, but the process is simple if…

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