I have a goal with each new project to do something to upgrade my shop. For my last project, I made a couple of jigs and bought two six foot pipe clamps. With my current project, the built-in cabinet I am making for my daughter’s bathroom, I need to find a place for it to reside while I continue to build it. Right now, it rests on my workbench which isn’t ideal for two reasons: first, I am once again relegated to using my table saw as a workbench and second, standing it upright helps me better visualize what it will look like when completed.
These sawhorses were designed by Christian Becksvoort. Now building anything that Mr. Becksvoort has designed would be a honored addition to my shop, even if it is just sawhorses. Becksvoort’s article suggests that a shop should have a set of three sawhorse designs, one set which is one foot tall, another that is two feet and still a third which is three feet and adjustable to be even taller. He writes that these three heights are most useful as helpers in his shop. I plan to make a couple of each, but right now I am focusing on making two of the two foot version.This is a situation where I am not going to design some really unique sawhorses. I am basically going to copy some I found in Fine Woodworking’s “201 Tips for Woodworkers” which was a gift this past Christmas from my wife. I write a very brief review of this special publication here.
Tomorrow, I will be back to working on the built-in with finishing the faceframe and mounting the drawer slides coming up next.