I have a large project that I want to get started on and I will need a good set of horses. So I decided on a set of Timber Framed Sawhorses, this set is a mini version that I built as a trial run. These are 1/3 scale, standing at 12" and the top beam and feet are also at 12". Finished with a few coats of Danish Oil.
I had some scrap drops of Pine stair treads in the shop (I scrounge where I can). I ripped the width so I could glue them and have square stock to work with. Once I had the square stock it was all cut to 12" and the Layout started for all of the Mortise and the Tenons. Used the drill press to hog out the bulk if the waste then chisel work. (new chisels and mallet, worked nice).
The Tenons were cut first at the RAS for the shoulder then the TS with a tenon jig. Took the time to fine tune the fit of each, labeling all joints so I did not get them mixed up.
Then it was off to the bandsaw to cut the angles in the top beam bottom and the top of the feet. Also, I cut a relief in the bottom of the feet leaving material on the end for solid pads. Then sanded all parts before assembly.
Off to do the glue up, in stages. The stretchers were first to be glued to the legs, wanted to use the drill press for the pin holes (3/8" Oak dowels), also during the glue up I dry fit the other joints to hold everything square.
Next up was the feet, same principle, drill press for the pins. Finally glued the top beam in place. I cheated and used the ROS to sand all of the proud tenons and pins flush and finished with Danish Oil.
For those that like to read and see more construction photos here is the Blog on the biuld. https://craftisian.com/entries/1909-getting-started
Thanks for looking and comments are always welcome and appreciated.