Congratulations Keith William Knull - your Sawhorses are the Homemade Tool of the Week!
This was a very difficult week on which to win, especially with a fairly common tool such as a sawhorse. There was both a high volume of tools, and a large number of tools with many Thanks votes. However, upon reviewing the 85 sawhorses in our Homemade Sawhorses category, this one stood out because it appears to be either among the best, or simply the best design we've seen. Specifically: stability, collapsibility, and adjustability - both in regard to height and uneven terrain.
Some nice picks from this week:
Square Stock Collet Inserts by mklotz
Round Stock Vise by rossbotics
Machine Badge by earz
Pipe Bender Die Guide by Frank S
Tool Handle for Arthritic Hands by philipUsesWood&Brass
Knurling Tool by Stevohdee
Belt Sander by Radioman
Watchmakers Lathe Threading Slide by threesixesinarow
Bench Block Ring Saver by mklotz
Bearing Installation Tool Handle by Frank S
Drill Press Lathe Chuck Mount by Rorschach
Vise Restoration by Make Everything
Slide Hammer Bearing Puller Adapter by Frank S
Stump Jumper Removal Press by Imabass
Single Hole Spanner Wrench by Frank S
Keith William Knull - we've added your tool entry to our All Homemade Tool of the Week winners post. And, you'll now notice the wrench-on-pedestal award in the awards showcase in your postbit, visible beneath your username:
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A look through all of Keith William Knull's tools (viewable via the "Keith William Knull's Tools" link in his postbit) reveals that, like many of our tools, this one is likely the culmination of multiple similar builds. In fact I believe I see the folding ladder work table doing double duty in this build as a scaffold.
Wonderfully clean, well thought out, function-driven design. And the heavy duty door hinges no doubt supply ease and precise operation, while contributing to the strength and stability of the overall design. Your photography is super, as well. I've never seen anything quite like it. Thanks for sharing.
After leaving the horses in the rain, the wood swelled which made the height adjustment really stiff.
So, I just made a relief cut through the end of the 2x6 to loosen the fit and added a* through bolt and knob to tighten as needed to retain lateral stability after adjustment.
I think if you're using these outdoors, this mod is definitely required.
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