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If Len Cullum’s Skill Set pieces have been getting you in the mood to try your hand at some woodworking, check out these gorgeous sawhorses he shows you how to build on Make: Projects. Based on the trestles from a Japanese woodworking bench, they’re moderately difficult to build, but Len does a clear job of describing the process, the tools required are pretty basic, and the procedures are not that hard if carefully undertaken. And look how swanky the results are!

Workhorses (Make: Projects)

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Make: Ultimate Workshop and Tool Guide 2011
Learn the top tools and tricks to build your own maker workshop and explore woodworking, metalworking, electronics, robotics, computerized milling, 3D printing, and more. Packed with step-by-step photo instructions (including Len Cullum’s sawhorse project) and reviews of more than 200 beloved, bench-tested tools for the modern maker.

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. JamesW says:

    While these sawhorses are about the most awesome work support I’ve ever seen, I’ll probably never build them. It seems a bit ludicrous to me to require a table saw, and mortise-and-tenon joints, to build saw horses. Combine these with a nice plank and you’ve got yourself a pretty awesome table. But I’d be afraid to use these in the wood shop for fear of damaging them!

    1. William says:

      The point is, to the Japanese, beauty is a part of the utility of something. The dont usually make ugly. Even if it’s “everyday” they dont see a need for it to not look good as a part of its functionability.

  2. Anonymous says:

    You have given a very good and a nice information about Building Japanese Sawhorses. The information which you have given is beneficial for me also for others who wants to know this. I liked and very much impressed by this.

    Kitchen

  3. cooper says:

    Beautiful sawhorse, they look like a fun weekend project. Great step by step instructions and photos. They are going to make a very nice addition to my shop.
    thanks

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