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Kayak / Canoe Building Workbench Horses Arrangement

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:25 am
by Mullet_Key
With a tip from a fellow builder about 8 years ago, I built two identical horses that:
1.) I could use as a platform base for butt-gluing panels
2.) A waist-high platform for work with the hull upside down
3.) Adjustable arms for working on the boat right side up and varying angles, nearly 90 degrees.

Attached (I hope) are drawings, measurements, adjustable arm installation and some photos. With two 12' 2x4's and one sheet of 1/2" plywood ripped lenghtways 2x8' each. I was able to make a 2' x 16' table.

I'm working on my 4th boat with them now. With drywall type screws I'm able to take off the bases and hang them up when not in use. MK ... Horses.jpg ... cFrame.jpg ... DropIn.jpg ... iction.jpg ... tached.jpg

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:31 am
by jem
Those are some pretty big picture files. Please leave them as a link and not as showing the entire image.

Otherwise it'll mess with how this thread looks.

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:01 pm
by Kayak Jack
You did something similar to what I did. Except, not being as skilled as you, I had to buy my saw horses - 4 of'em. Sometimes I have the bench as a 2'X16' like yours; other times I reassemble it into a 4'X8' and rearrange the saw horses underneath.

What I need to find at the hardware store, is a bigger basement. I think they're in the same aisle along with post holes.

File size

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:36 pm
by Mullet_Key
All the wood came from scrap oilfield crating. I just had to buy the long 2x4s and the 1/2" plywood. Those photo files were 63 to 32 Kilobytes (on my C:Drive). Leaving them as a photobucket link is no problem.