I have embarked upon my long anticipated massive Roubo workbench build. I am currently milling and glueing up the 4″ thick ash tops with the assistance of a pair of Paul’s wonderful sawhorses which I built specifically for this project. What a great learning opportunity to say nothing of a now owning a couple of righteous sawhorses made only with hand tools that will last my lifetime and beyond.
Here’s my question: what load will these two sawhorses take? Towards the end of the bench build, I would like to put the completed tops on the horses upside down, then put the inverted base on top to mark out the mortise locations for the tenoned legs. I do not know the exact weight of the whole bench, but estimate it will be in the 400 lb range when I get to this step.
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