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Old 08-08-2010, 09:08 AM
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looking to build some metal saw horses,got some 6" channel for the top looking for some leg idea's. I thought it would be neat if the legs could be pivoted and bolt so they could be stored.????????????????????? Thanks Dave
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:43 AM
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These aren't quite what you are after, but the legs do pivot. Maybe they will inspire an idea.

Here's the link to how it was done.http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/...ght=horse+herd

Edit....FWIW, I have had well over a ton on the four footers I have. They are holding up extremely well.
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:11 PM
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Unless your doing some Heavy work I think 6" channel is a bit over kill. The older you get the lighter the horses you want.1 1/2 X 3 inch tube or something on that order works for most jobs. Build your super horses and leave them outside for special occasions. IMO
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:41 PM
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Well here are my sawhorses. Top rail is 1"x 3" Rectangler tubing Legs are 1" x 2" Rectangler tubing. 1/8" wall on all the tubings well thats it. I would put 1500lbs on each one and never look back
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:22 PM
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storage was an issue for me so when i built a set of sawhorse,s i built 4 ends (2 for each ) like an A with a short peice of squarewelded to the to topof the A.. tubin then the the top was a peice of sq tubin that would fit into the ends ,I i would stand up 2 ends then slip the center peice into each end peice a nut was welded on the botton of each end peice and a bolt to tighten it from moving it was easy to take apart and very little room needed for storage ,
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:38 PM
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Her's mine. Made out of sked 80 pipe and drill tubing. They will sink into the ground or the floor with alot of weight on them.
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Vernon, did you actually stack them like that to tack them up?

They slot into each other absolutely perfect.
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Vernon, did you actually stack them like that to tack them up?

They slot into each other absolutely perfect.
No I made a jig so all the legs came down in same spot each time.
It was layed out on a machine surface so they where 100% level.
And all the leg pcs where cut and made the same.When I worked for dad we made some Alum one that where the same size.
Also made great big set 4" x 6" with 3/8" Wall "Very Heavy"
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Old 08-09-2010, 05:14 PM
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