Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Projects for projects

© 2012 Joshua Stark

Today, for about five dollars less than the price of a plastic, standard sawhorse, I built an adjustable-height one:

Reminder to self:  Make sure it adjusts to the same height as the workmate bench
This took about two hours to build, not including the constant running back into the house to look at the plans on the computer (yes, we have a laptop, but it was really windy today, 30 mph with 50 mph gusts, and I didn't want to break it).  I wish I could say I designed it, but no; the plans can be found here.

Tomorrow's project is a homemade clamp, but not just any clamp.  With this clamp I'll be able to edge-glue large, flat pieces, like what you might find on tables.  More pictures soon.

These projects, tools and equipment for other jobs, are doubly rewarding.  They provide cheap alternatives to store-bought products, and boost my confidence with each build. 


Mr. Fashion House said...

Impressive looking sawhorse Josh! if you do much work with plywood sheet, you may want to consider casters for the cross bar.

I like all of the wood working projects you have going on, and look forward to seeing how they develop.

Josh said...

Good advice. I don't know what I'll be working with, to be honest with you, though my table project will be wide redwood boards.

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But for what that device is to be used. I saw this while I am on toursin Pakistan but didn't understand its purpose.