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  • inad commented on JGDean's instructable Cheap, Improved Sawhorses4 weeks ago
    Cheap, Improved Sawhorses

    Pretty good sawhorse design. Really nice break down. Wondering why you didn't leave a blunt 1/8" +/- flat top edge instead of the delicate arrow point, feather edge on the upper ends of the legs? In my experience those sharp edges are looking for an accident to happen. Seems you could easily modify your cutting jig to leave the blunt end. I'm of a different cut though. I would eyeball the cuts and hand hold the legs through the table saw cut using no jig and cut slightly less than halfway through, then flip the leg and cut the other side (my little Craftsman portable table saw has a fence that works on both sides of the blade). Finish with a chisel and belt sander; if needed. Instead of the T assembly jig I would draw a chalk line drawing on the garage floor and a...see more » Pretty good sawhorse design. Really nice break down. Wondering why you didn't leave a blunt 1/8" +/- flat top edge instead of the delicate arrow point, feather edge on the upper ends of the legs? In my experience those sharp edges are looking for an accident to happen. Seems you could easily modify your cutting jig to leave the blunt end. I'm of a different cut though. I would eyeball the cuts and hand hold the legs through the table saw cut using no jig and cut slightly less than halfway through, then flip the leg and cut the other side (my little Craftsman portable table saw has a fence that works on both sides of the blade). Finish with a chisel and belt sander; if needed. Instead of the T assembly jig I would draw a chalk line drawing on the garage floor and assemble there, using a scrap 2x4 as a spacer while I fastened the trapezoid brackets. With nail guns and crown staplers being so cheap I would assemble with one of those then add the screws. I would advise 6 screws per bracket panel instead of 4, but there again as you said; personal design preference. I love hunting lumber throw-aways; they are perfect for these kinds of projects. I'll be making your horses soon I hope.

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  • inad commented on Yonatan24's instructable Top 10 Vise Hacks!3 months ago
    Top 10 Vise Hacks!

    A+ for spirit of creativity, in how to use a vise, and how to make a vise and what can be a vise! Here's one that needs no picture I have a 1/8" thick 14"x24" rectangle of sheet iron that I can clamp to my wooden woodworking table vise. It acts as a temporary welding table for small projects and to help with grounding projects for the wire or arc welder.

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