Portable-Stowable Plywood Saw Horses
I was given the pattern for these by Ben our then landlord in 1980. I have used them regularly ever since and occasionally made copies as gifts for friends. I suspect it orginally appeared in Wood Working Mag.
Hints & Tips:
Don’t cut the slots in the the top rail until you have properly fitted the lower rail by adjusting the birdmouth profile for a snug fit. Then position tho slots at the apropriate ( Approx 15degree angle ) so have the legs sprung inward thus holding the top rail in place via tensegrity 🙂
I used rebated hardwood instead of plywood for the top face of the top rail & covered it with heavy canvas to protect surface finishes of my work.
Drill a large = 3/4″ hole through each part when nestled together – ( 4 legs near top) & ( 4 top and bottom rails tucked together alternately) to provide a convenient method the hang them up for storage.
Components from sheet stock
15 degree slope of legs = good rigidity
Click this link for Bird Mouth Profile .pdf :
Click this link for cutting diagram .pdf :