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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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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  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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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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  • Samuel on Orderliness Without Excuses!It can be hard to know how best to organise things and probably if u start with a few tools and use them — you will naturally work out a good layout. When I worked in printing I re…
  • Giorgio on Orderliness Without Excuses!It's funny and very helpful how you put your Stanley folding pocket knives on the bench, isn't it? Bye from Italy!
  • Anthony on Orderliness Without Excuses!I like to keep a an organized and clean shop. It helps me think clearly (just the way I am). Right now though is pretty messy because I’m pack it up. I’m moving. Now I need to figu…
  • Jon on Orderliness Without Excuses!Hi Paul, Your newer benches have not had end of the bench tills (drawers), is there a reason why? Here is what I am talking about: https://paulsellers.com/2015/01/more-views-from-t…
  • Rodney Magee on Orderliness Without Excuses!I need to tidy up from time to time and I'm getting my shop organized, modifying my work bench and making storage. I also need to pare back on some tools, but the tidying up so I c…
  • Paul on Orderliness Without Excuses!Just yesterday I was working out of my chisel tray and thinking what would be a better way. I have handles going both ways but didn't consider sizing them by direction. What a simp…
  • Samuel on The Year BeginsI haven’t learnt enough online but it is very useful. I admire the people who have. I guess just have to get out there and make mistakes and then try again. I find it hard to watch…