Japanese Saw Horses

Hello friends and woodworkers!
I hope everyone is doing well.


Its been a long time and I am sorry. I will try to get more stuff out. As you will hear and see in the video so much has been overdone. So I think I will just invite you into my shop and I will film what I’m doing.


I would like to show you my thoughts on center-line layout.
This method IMHO is so much better that standard european layout methods.


With the small amount of time I have. I still manage to get in the shop a little. This took me about two months to cobble this together.


And if you don’t know YouTube wants us to make videos about ten minutes long and do one once a week. Well I am going to probably do a longer video as I can get them done.


With that said I want to thank all of you fine folks for hanging on with me. I am still out here and just bought 50 pounds of coal for the forge.
Oh I found this little tool lot for $35!

A few tool I found in a Tool lot

A few tool I found in a Tool lot

Viewing tip. If you want to help me out. When a full screen commercial comes up let it run in its entirety. If you get a little banner at bottom, click the banner. This will open another tab to the ads website, just close it. This is how you-tubers get paid. Skipping and closing doesn’t pay. This and subbing with a thumbs up tremendously helps get me more revenue.

OK get comfy and a cup of coffee its a long one. Hang on till the end there is a cool tip at finish for slippery work surfaces.


Please be careful. Some of the things I do are dangerous. It is not my fault if you get hurt. Use your brain, be safe.

25 Responses to Japanese Saw Horses

  1. Roger says:

    Hey Dave. No apologies needed. I’ve been busy doing everything BUT woodworking myself. Funny how fast time is going and the days, weeks, months, and now another year is near end…. Sheesh!! One step at a time brother. Keep on keepin on.

  2. Bryan says:

    Good job Dave! Thank you for making the time to produce and share your videos. I learned a few things from you every time. Keep up the good work.

  3. I am coveting your blue tape dispenser, Dave…

    • David Bardin says:

      You do know William gave that to me and its great! Its heavy and a huge plus to my #toolahaulic problem. They don’t make them like they used to. I have see a few around here. If i come across another I will grab it for you.

      • Very kind (and enabling) of you! And, to the point of the video, the work you did on those horses is terrific and the end result certainly reflects great craftsmanship. Lost some points on the Galoot Index for that bandsaw, true, but overall you scored well! Thanks for taking the time to create vids that let us peek into your creative world.

  4. Ted says:

    Your dowels fit too precise. I usually drill the hole a bit larger so the dowels wobble around in the hole, and that way I don’t have to flute them… the excess glue has no problem finding it’s way out. Now if only I could get doweled edges to line up, but that’s a whole nother matter. Good to see you getting in some shop time, Dave. I’ve been a bit of a hermit myself, lately, except for pestering people on facebook. Nice project, these Japanese saw horses. I’d like to make a set if I ever find the time. I’m setting up shop to turn 100 pens and a few dozen boxes to put them in, so won’t be doing much else any time soon. Cheerios!

  5. Joe Lyddon says:

    Hi Dave… Super good project!

    I guess they use them while on the floor, as usual?

    I really enjoy your videos watching your precise workmanship…

    BTW, your video audio levels are SUPER HIGH at the beginning and the end…
    … I have to turn it down at the start… turn it up for the middle, and turn it down at the end…
    … other than that, No Problem…

    I hope your problems get worked out so you can spend more time in the shop… Miss you…

    Thank you very much… Great work!


    • David Bardin says:

      Hello Joe…
      yes they do.
      I had a lot of fans running in the first half of the video. So i put a song in and sub tittle it just for you!
      thank you for the kind words.
      and yes the sound is not right yet. Joe i will work on this.
      You do make my day my friend.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Always learn from your videos, Dave! I will remember the tape marker on the french curve tip. Very useful! Love the way you featured that beautiful sycamore grain. Thanks for sharing.
    PS using the band saw is not lazy! It is using your limited time in the shop wisely!

  7. JL7 says:

    Hey Dave,

    So great to see you back to building! As usual, you are bringing cool ideas to ponder on. I really thought the dowels in the narrow side grain was spot on…..I will remember that. I like to see the design process unfold and well done there. I use the blue tape tricks for layout as well….the french curve is limitless in the possibilities…

    Did my first assembly step in a project I’ve been working on for far too long, tonight…and dowels and self doubt were involved…so far so good. Earlier it involved some of your inlay training……thanks man.

    Hope you and the family are well……great post!


    • David Bardin says:

      I love the curve and it was a nightmare to repeat the inverse curve on the other side, until I eyeballed my tape. Ding!!!
      Oh boy. I cant wait to see….
      I endeavor to reach your precision Jeff.
      Thanks for the comment

  8. Eddie Antley says:

    good to see ya back Dave , great video , first time to see the use of the measuring devise to lay out the feet distance. what measuring tool was that ? like to do a quick study on it , like the center line layout looks to less room for error ,video Quality was great you still got the midas touch , ,know you been preoccupied ,keep em coming when you can ,

    • David Bardin says:

      Eddie!!!! Yeah its good to be back. And I want you to know I use that damn red square more than any other in my shop. And as always it is so good to hear from you…
      the tool

      • David Bardin says:

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        About Fibonacci The Man

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