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  1. Brad
    June 13, 2014 @ 1:11 pm

    That is a really cool design. I have a set of folding saw horses but they are heavy and difficult to use. I will be building a set or two of these.

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  2. Michael Coughlin
    June 13, 2014 @ 1:53 pm

    Steve, Should there be a 19 degree angle on each end of the legs?

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  3. bill latta
    June 13, 2014 @ 6:06 pm

    Yes your design is a good one but I think a 3 legged sawhorse would be a better design..I just completed a pallet wood lawn chair..set on the plastic horses and they kept walking away from each other.on uneven brick patio and eventually fall from the sawhorses had I not stopped that little disaster…Great video once again…take care!!

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  4. David Smith
    June 13, 2014 @ 8:51 pm

    Hello Steve, I was wondering if you could answer a question for me. I use Google Sketchup to design and build multiple different items. I am using the free version. How are you able to save your work to other file formats so that you can make plans. the only file format it will let me save it in is the SketchUp type of file.
    Please reply.

    Thanks, David Smith

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    • 7.62x54r
      June 14, 2014 @ 7:50 am

      Go to “file”, “export” and you have the options of “3D Model”, “2D Graphic”, and “Animation”. I never use the 3D or Animation so I don’t know how useful they are. The 2D graphic options are .bmp, .jpg, .tif, and .png. I export to .jpg and then do some minor editing, mostly cropping and resampling to reduce file sizes, in PhotoShop Elements to send drawings to customers. (I don’t send the .skp files because I don’t have time to teach customers how to use SketchUp.)

      I design in SketchUp but need a .dxf to create cut files for my CNC. The later versions of TurboCAD will import .skp files that can then be saved as .dxf files. That’s a cheaper way to get there than to buy the Pro version of SketchUp and export directly to .dxf.

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    • David Smith
      June 14, 2014 @ 12:04 pm

      Thank you very much. That’s going to help me out a lot.

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  5. Anonymous
    June 14, 2014 @ 12:58 am

    Hi Steve thanks for another great project design. Going to make a set for myself and for our Mens shed. Good for working on or morning tea table. Thanks

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  6. Anonymous
    June 14, 2014 @ 12:52 pm

    I like it the project and the shelf is nice. It might be stronger if you put the plywood 90 degrees. plywood is actually many times stiffer in a directional way and curves or bends better 90 degrees from that. It might not ‘warp’ as much if you put the grain the ‘stiff’ way.

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  7. jpalm32
    June 15, 2014 @ 10:53 am

    Need in SKP Ver8. If you don’t mind. Not thrilled with ’14

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  8. Anonymous
    June 16, 2014 @ 6:14 am

    Steve: Great project. Thanks. I made one myself, with a couple of small modifications. I posted it at http://youtu.be/Z_EeG1_3xp8.

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  9. MichaelKay
    June 17, 2014 @ 5:35 am

    Steve, Just a small suggestion. It takes more dowel but… Run the dowels from leg to leg. Then the legs won’t splay.

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  10. Josh
    June 17, 2014 @ 3:54 pm

    What is the finished height of these sawhorses? I’m going to use this design to make some, but I’d like them to be at the same height as my mitre saw stand. Wondering what the finished height is, and how to adjust. Thanks!!

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  11. Anonymous
    June 21, 2014 @ 8:31 pm

    Steve…the legs 19 degree angles, are they made on the same side of the wood, or do you flip them? Am very new at woodworking….

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  12. Nigel
    July 2, 2014 @ 10:04 am

    I was thinking of buying a pre-made one, but the design seems simple enough that I might just make one. Thank you so much for the plans.

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  13. Oldbury
    July 16, 2014 @ 11:34 pm

    I’ve got a couple of plastic ones, but I’m going to try and make these. Great tutorial thanks

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  14. Charles
    March 2, 2016 @ 5:38 pm

    I made these today and found that the dowel hole location on the legs to be mislabeled. The PDF plans incorrectly show that the dowel hole should be 15″ from the top of the leg, whereas the SketchUp plans correctly show it to be 15″ from the bottom of the leg. That comes up to a 1.5″ inch difference in location, when compounded with both legs it makes the 2 braces for the shelf too long and their dowel holes don’t match the legs.

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  15. Petr
    June 24, 2016 @ 9:27 pm

    Thanks for inspiration. I did it my way, because I do not have your tools.
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154317849292082.1073741839.751992081&type=1&l=63a521114d

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  16. Adam
    July 2, 2016 @ 2:05 pm

    Just came across these on Youtube, and will be making them tomorrow. Have been looking for folding sawhorse designs, and this is the best I’ve seen in terms of simplicity and functionality. Fantastic, and thank you!

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  17. Will
    June 10, 2017 @ 7:12 pm

    Wondering if you have a transcript for this folding sawhorse plan?

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  18. Nick
    October 18, 2017 @ 12:17 pm

    Thanks Steve I really want to build these. They look great

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  19. Deeanna Boone
    November 6, 2017 @ 6:41 pm

    how long are the dowels? how deep are the dowel holes?

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  20. Orlando McGuire
    September 22, 2018 @ 9:45 am

    Love to see this post !! I am totally inspired by your work and got some great ideas. Thanks and keep sharing 🙂

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  21. Rod H.
    February 8, 2019 @ 4:43 pm

    An interesting modification would be to use full lenght dowel rods as the hinge and hook points for the folding shelf. They would need to be added at in interium point of the assembly. This would add to the ridigity and help reduce any leg splaying as well.

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