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The new workbench: building the sawhorses

ere is a quick post about my progress on the new workbench. I have not had much shop time in the past week. Just this past Monday morning and about three hours yesterday. Don’t you just hate it when things like work, family and Christmas stuff interrupts shop time? I am being facetious. All of these things are important and I just have to work a little harder to find some time to work with wood. On with the update…

Sawhorses taking shape. As of Monday morning I had two of these completed.

When I say, I had two completed, that is two sides of one sawhorse (there are two sawhorses with this workbench), and the two sides were not connected. Remember that my workbench will be sized differently than the original. So, as you can see, they were starting to look like something. No construction photos because I thought they would be pretty boring. Just two 2×4’s cut to length and an apron and a stretcher attached. About the most exciting thing yet was cutting the 5 degree bevel on some of the parts.

As of today. Sawhorses a little farther along.

Now, those of you with a keen eye will notice that I have re-sized the sawhorses to be more narrow. I also changed the legs from the standard 3.5 inch width of a 2×4 down to a full three inch width. I just don’t have room in my shop for the sawhorse width shown in the first photo and I wanted to keep the leg width in proportion.

I hope to make gradual progress each day this week. We’ll see…

See the next post in this series by clicking here. Other posts about the new workbench:
Dealing with Sawdust
Getting Started
What’s Next?

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During the week, I sell carpet and rugs for The Dixie Group. Weekends, you'll find me in my basement workshop making furniture.

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