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anybody have any good plans for solid wooden sawhorse ??? all the plans I come across would fold under the weight of a sheet of plywood , also what would be a good height ?? I am 6' 4" and have to bend down for everything .

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I like to use a piece of I-joist for the main beam- 2x4 legs- takes about
5 minutes to put together and will hold a car body on a pair of them if
you make it long enough. Put a scrap plywood brace across the legs
under the beam to steady it. Jim
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Good question for CUTHROATKID! "How to build a better sawhorse". (humor)

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Use a couple of 10' 2x4's instead of 8's, and you could stretch the legs from 32" to 40".
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anybody have any good plans for solid wooden sawhorse ??? all the plans I come across would fold under the weight of a sheet of plywood , also what would be a good height ?? I am 6' 4" and have to bend down for everything .
What are you setting on them?
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I build them simular to those plans but use I joists for the beam and 1x4's
for the leg braces, plywood for the end braces. Saves some weight and
the I beams are very strong. Most real lumber yards stock i-beams or
you might find that a construction site has some cutoffs from stair cutouts
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Jim them are nice , about what I am looking for .

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What are you setting on them?
anything and everything , from drywall or lumber to be cut , to a temp work bench ( a bunch of 2x6's I have laminated together into a tabletop ) for working on cyl heads and as a scafold base , I had a set of the plastic ones but they don't like heat to well and you can't fix them when you accidently cut the top peice in two ( my step kid didn't know how to adjust a saw blade depth .......now he does ) as for the laminated I beam I might try that as I am near glulam and they sell shorts (scrap ends) to the public . My dad had a nice set with the tool tray in the legs he made when he was a carpenter , but my stepbrothers destroyed them .
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Jim them are nice , about what I am looking for .



anything and everything , from drywall or lumber to be cut , to a temp work bench ( a bunch of 2x6's I have laminated together into a tabletop ) for working on cyl heads and as a scafold base , I had a set of the plastic ones but they don't like heat to well and you can't fix them when you accidently cut the top peice in two ( my step kid didn't know how to adjust a saw blade depth .......now he does ) as for the laminated I beam I might try that as I am near glulam and they sell shorts (scrap ends) to the public . My dad had a nice set with the tool tray in the legs he made when he was a carpenter , but my stepbrothers destroyed them .
I would suggest making them height adjustable for all those varied purposes.
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