Build a sawhorse.
If you have a space problem, or don't want sawhorses standing in the shop area
when not in use, build collapsible ones out of either solid wood boards or plywood.
The plans for a solid-stock sawhorse show how the crossbar, or rail, is slotted
so that it fits tightly into the opening at the top of the legs. If the opening
is tapered slightly, it helps insure a tight fit.
You can build collapsible sawhorses from 3/4" plywood. A single 4'-by-8' plywood
panel will make two sawhorses. The assembled horse is locked together by 20d nails
inserted in drilled holes. Make cuts accurately to insure that parts fit smoothly.
Finish With two coats Of Paint, Or resin floor hardener. Apply soap or paste wax
to the joints and the pieces will slide together easier.
Plywood knockdown sawhorses have double rails which serve as a convenient slot
for sawing. The rails are held in the slots by 20D nails inserted in drilled holes.
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