Sawhorses for small boat building
Before heading to the boat-build in Mystic, CT last month, my son and I made two sawhorses that we sized and designed to be useful in building small boats. We used the Chesapeake Light Craft (CLC) design from their website here: http://www.clcboats.com/shoptips/stitch_glue/sawhorses_slings.html
Below is an overview sketch from CLC:
Below is a photo of one of the completed “horses” in use during our build at Mystic:
They are made from basic lumber-yard 2×4 material and they are mortise-and-tenoned together for strength. The tops are removable so that you can just screw the strongback right onto the hoses as above and not worry about them being “sacraficial”….just replace the tops after they get too chewed up. I am going to make the sling accessory as described on the CLC website for them so that I can now use them to gently hold the finished boat for servicing, etc.