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Sawhorse

Diagram of a sawhorse.
A folding sawhorse.
Lightweight, stack-able, saw horses from the book Agricultural Woodworking: a group of problems for rural and graded schools ... by Louis Michael Roehl. 1916

A saw-horse (saw-buck, trestle, buck)[1] is a beam with four legs used to support a board or plank for sawing. A pair of sawhorses can support a plank, forming a scaffold.[2] In certain circles, it is also known as a mule and a short sawhorse is known as a pony.[3]

The sawhorse may be designed to fold for storage. A sawhorse with a wide top is particularly useful to support a board for sawing or as a field workbench, and is more useful as a single, but also more difficult to store.

A sawhorse can also be used as the base for a portable work table by placing a sheet of 19 mm (34 inch) plywood or even a door on top of two sawhorses. If the sawhorses are strong enough, the portable table can be used as a platform for tools like a table saw, although with caution if the top is not secured to the sawhorses.

Contents

  • Related devices 1
  • Crowd control 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Related devices

  • A sawbuck is a similar device for working with logs and branches.
  • Barricades fitted with flashing lights and used to block excavations or road construction or other safety-related purposes. Formerly made of wood, now many have metal structural members or are made wholly of plastic or composite.
    • The A-frame barricade or parade barricade resembles a sawhorse with a brightly painted top rail.
    • The Type I (or II) barricade also known as a waffle-board barricade resembles a sawhorse that can be folded flat. Type I indicates sheeting on top; Type II has sheeting on top and bottom.[2]
    • The Type III barricade has multiple rails supported by two end posts with feet.

Crowd control

A device for crowd control in the 20th century had the shape of a sawhorse made of wood.[4] The legs are similar but rather heavy duty facsimiles of the hobby version of about the same height. The horizontal bar consists of a heavy-duty plank about 4.3 m (14 feet) long with printed on it in large letters: Police Line - Do Not Cross. Many cities have chosen to replace this wooden barrier with the French barrier, which is a metal crowd control device.

References

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary Second Edition on CD-ROM (v. 4.0)© Oxford University Press 2009. Saw, n. 1., Sawbuck, Buck n. 1.
  2. ^ "How to Build Sawhorses: Simple DIY Woodworking Project". Hearst Communication, Inc. Retrieved 2011-12-19. 
  3. ^ The Small Wood Shop: The Best of Fine Woodworking. Newtown: The Taunton Press, 1993. 24. ISBN 1561580619
  4. ^ Baker, Al (29 June 2007). "Barriers Held Against Beatlemania, but Not March of Progress". New York Times. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 

External links

  • Sawhorse Building Plans on About.com
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