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Offline Tinker

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Re: Homemade Saw Horse
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2015, 03:41 PM »
@ basswood: How much trial & error went into those cam dogs?
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Offline basswood

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Re: Homemade Saw Horse
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2015, 07:35 PM »
I played around with the design of several occasions. I also use these TriDogs to raise and lower my miter saw on the horses and if working on a hillside, can level the saw with them, even if the horse is at a pitch.

The version I use for miter saw support and positioning has offsets of 1/2", 1" and 1-1/2". The holes on the horses are on 2" centers, but I can adjust my saw in 1/2" increments. It is as if you had 3/4" holes on 1/2" centers, which is not possible.

The miter saw dogs have one cam fixed and one floater that spins on the dowel as an axle.
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Offline basswood

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Re: Homemade Saw Horse
« Reply #32 on: July 08, 2015, 07:46 PM »
This shows the TriDogs used for vertical height adjustment, plugged into the rail. For tool-free changes in the height of the miter saw, just rotate the dogs:
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Offline basswood

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Re: Homemade Saw Horse
« Reply #33 on: July 08, 2015, 07:58 PM »
My miter saw is attached to a box with a slot in the middle so it can just drop onto the horse rail and rest on the dogs (this is shown in the video):
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Offline basswood

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Re: Homemade Saw Horse
« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2015, 09:35 AM »
Here is the carnage that started my work bench project, some of you surely know where this is going...

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Offline basswood

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Re: Homemade Saw Horse
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2015, 11:06 AM »
So this photo shows how I repurposed the parts of the hand-screw clamps to create bench vises inside this work table:
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Offline basswood

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Re: Homemade Saw Horse
« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2015, 11:14 AM »
The wooden hand screw clamps provided the threaded rod and nut already seated in a wood block, and handles, which I cut down, drilled for dowels and then I reused the ends of the handles I had cut on the ends of the dowels... using all parts of the animal, you might say.

This changed the way the hand screw handles into traditional, sliding vise handles.
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Re: Homemade Saw Horse
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2020, 09:10 PM »
What ever happened to Basswood??  I have been looking for the plans for months with no luck?!