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The Becksvoort Sawhorses Are Finished

The last time I wrote about this project, I had largely completed the Becksvoort Tall Sawhorses minus the adjustable parts (see that post here). Next on the construction schedule was making the adjustable components known as “extenders” which are what make these sawhorses unique. We learn something with each new woodworking project don’t we? These sawhorses are no different. Like with most sawhorse designs I had several angles to fabricate, some of which are quite steep. Several other opportunities to learn would soon follow.

Becksvoort Sawhorses and Alabama football

I am still in the beginning stages of making a pair of Christian Becksvoort tall saw horses and I am concerned they are too tall. If you recall from my first post in this series, I am adding the second pair in a collection of sawhorses seen in Fine Woodworking magazine. These sawhorses are going to be the tallest of the three sizes Becksvoort recommends for shop use. My dilemma: as designed and without the adjustable components (called extenders), the saw horses stand 35 3/4″ tall. This is taller than both my table saw and my work bench. Only my router table is about the same height. A feature of this design is that I can adjust the saw horses to be a lot higher. So, my thinking is to make them shorter and then I can simply raise the extenders. After mulling this over during the work week, I make my decision to take some height off the saw horses. While I have not yet determined how tall they will be, the comparison illustration …