Workhorse/Sawbench


I knocked together a couple more three-legged horses today and thought they might be useful to at least a few other woodworkers. Pix on ABPW.
-- Morris Dovey DeSoto Solar DeSoto, Iowa USA http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/solar.html
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That's a cool design. Do the legs fold up? If not, it looks like that could be an option. I need to build some more portable horseys soon and I like the design.
Will
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NorthIdahoWWer (in 6JadnfXZW snipped-for-privacy@adelphia.com) said:
| That's a cool design. Do the legs fold up? If not, it looks like | that could be an option. I need to build some more portable | horseys soon and I like the design.
Thanks, the design has worked pretty well for me. It'd be fairly easy to make the single leg fold; but I haven't found a good way to fold the other two.
A taller, short-topped version makes a fairly decent stand for some bench top tools.
-- Morris Dovey DeSoto Solar DeSoto, Iowa USA http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/solar.html
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I should be able to figure out how to design and lay out the parts for your horses, but I am lazy. Do you have any plans to share for this wonderful Morris Horse?
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Han (in Xns96F54B8AA65E8ikkezelf@130.81.64.196) said:
|| ||| That's a cool design. Do the legs fold up? If not, it looks like ||| that could be an option. I need to build some more portable ||| horseys soon and I like the design. || || Thanks, the design has worked pretty well for me. It'd be fairly || easy to make the single leg fold; but I haven't found a good way || to fold the other two. || || A taller, short-topped version makes a fairly decent stand for some || bench top tools. || || -- || Morris Dovey | | I should be able to figure out how to design and lay out the parts | for your horses, but I am lazy. Do you have any plans to share for | this wonderful Morris Horse?
Han...
If you like it as you see it, the only info you need is:
[1] The bipod legs and top pieces are 30" long [2] The front leg should be just long enough to reach the ground. [3] The spreader should be cut to fit (~11" on the short side). [4] All not-square angles are 10 degrees off-square.
If you'd like a detailed plan with step-by-step directions and construction photos, I can put it together (but probably not for a week or two). If you'd really be more comfortable with a plan to work from, let me know.
With three legs, you can make it stand crooked - but you can't make it wobble. :-)
-- Morris Dovey DeSoto Solar DeSoto, Iowa USA http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/solar.html
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Sorry, group newbie here. Can you advise how to find "ABPW" to see pix?
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snipped-for-privacy@earthlink.net (in snipped-for-privacy@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com) said:
| Sorry, group newbie here. Can you advise how to find "ABPW" to see | pix?
No problem. Here's a definition and link:
ABPW ::= news:alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking
-- Morris Dovey DeSoto Solar DeSoto, Iowa USA http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/solar.html
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Morris Dovey wrote:

I only have access through google groups and that group does not exist via google.
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www.delorie.com/wood archives both binaries.

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vdubbs (in snipped-for-privacy@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com) said:
| Morris Dovey wrote: || snipped-for-privacy@earthlink.net (in || snipped-for-privacy@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com) said: || ||| Sorry, group newbie here. Can you advise how to find "ABPW" to ||| see pix? || || No problem. Here's a definition and link: || || ABPW ::= news:alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking | | I only have access through google groups and that group does not | exist via google.
If you'd like the photos e-mailed, send me a note and I'll put 'em in your mailbox (specify size you'd like - pix posted to ABPW were 480x360 "lossy" jpegs - I can provide up to 2560x1920).
-- Morris Dovey DeSoto Solar DeSoto, Iowa USA http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/solar.html
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Morris Dovey wrote:

Sure, send what you got ready! Size don't matter to yahoo!!
Thanks!
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vdubbs (in snipped-for-privacy@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com) said:
| Sure, send what you got ready! Size don't matter to yahoo!!
You have mail.
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Morris Dovey wrote:

Nice, looks very sturdy. Will have to make one of those my self.
One question, what is the device in the last pic with all the clamp ends on it and the adjustments used for? Looks like some sort of press.
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vdubbs (in snipped-for-privacy@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com) said:
| Nice, looks very sturdy. Will have to make one of those my self. | | One question, what is the device in the last pic with all the clamp | ends on it and the adjustments used for? Looks like some sort of | press.
I had a client who wanted a double-sided 12' sign carved. My suppliers couldn't provide (advertized) 16' panels - so I ended up building that clamp to glue up 8' and 4'6" sections to get the 12' panels.
The clamp was built with 2x4 and 2x6 boards and a half dozen of Lee Valley's veneer press clamps. It worked well enough that the splice is difficult to find - and doesn't show at all on the painted face. :-)
There should be a better picture in the ABPW archives.
-- Morris Dovey DeSoto Solar DeSoto, Iowa USA http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/solar.html
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wrote:

I'd like to see that. somehow, your picture hasn't shown up on abpw on my newsserver, nor on http://www.delorie.com/wood/abpw/ so far, though I do see a reply to your pic on my server.
any chance of a repost?
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snipped-for-privacy@all.costs (in snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com) said:
| any chance of a repost?
Done.
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wrote:

thanks.
interesting design. how well do they stack?
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snipped-for-privacy@all.costs (in snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com) said:
| On Thu, 20 Oct 2005 15:36:00 -0500, "Morris Dovey"
| || snipped-for-privacy@all.costs (in snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com) || said: || ||| any chance of a repost? || || Done. | | thanks. | | interesting design. how well do they stack?
Not very well except in pairs (turn one upside down and put it on the other). In my shop it's never been an issue. When I wasn't using the old pair, one somehow became a base for a 10" disk sander and the other a base for a 1x42 belt sander. It was easier to build more horses than design and build the sanding bench I need...
I did a stint on the west coast a few years ago and took a copy paper box of tools with me - built and used one of these as a workbench out on the patio to build most of my furnishings from SPF. The short pipe clamp in the top photo was my (not terribly elegant) vise for that work. The best part was giving it all away when I left and not having to worry about moving it. (The horse went off to SF for use in refurbing a friend's sailboat.)
These are the first I've built with pocket joinery - and it's a _lot_ easier (and neater) this way.
-- Morris Dovey DeSoto Solar DeSoto, Iowa USA http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/solar.html
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