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Sawhorse Leg Measurements

Use the Framing Square to lay out the sawhorse legs. Place the framing square on the top surface of a 1 by 6 inch wooden board as shown in figure 3 top. The lay out can also be done with metric units. Set the blade at 24 inches and the tongue at 4 inches along the board's edge. Mark the top of the sawhorse leg along the tongue. Measure back 24.75 inches from the top of the leg and lay out the bottom of the leg with the same units. The sawhorse leg length is shown in figure 1. Repeat the procedure for all four legs.

Use the framing square to lay out the cut angle along the top and bottom of the sawhorse leg as shown in figure 3 bottom. Place the framing square along the edge of the board so that the tongue is set at 5 1/4 inches on the leg's top edge line, and the blade is set at 24 inches. Mark the cutting angle. Repeat the lay out at the bottom of the board and for all four sawhorse  legs. Cut out the legs.
                                       Figure 3 Sawhorse Leg Measurements








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                                                     1.Sawhorse: Sawhorse Side View Components & Dimensions.
                                                     2.Sawhorse: Sawhorse Front View Components & Dimensions.
                                                     3.Sawhorse: Sawhorse Leg Measurements.
                                                     4.Sawhorse: Sawhorse Top Piece Lay Out.
                                                     5.Sawhorse: Saw Cut Angle Lines On Sawhorse Top.
                                                     6.Sawhorse: Sawhorse Plywood End Piece.
                                                     7.Sawhorse: Calculate Sawhorse Leg Length & Exact Height With Angle Cosines.






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