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The sawhorse top
Step 5. Mark the sawhorse top for rebating
You will need to make four rebates (check-outs, notches) in the sawhorse top to house the tops of the legs.
Refer the pictures on the right to help clarify the instructions.
Measure 5″(125mm) in from each end a to point b and then mark a 14° bevel line across the edge. See fig.1.
Do the same to both ends of both sides (four in all).
Next mark the width of the ‘cut-out’ area which will be the same width as a leg.
Use a leg as a template. Hold a leg against one of the bevel lines at point b and with a pencil, mark along the opposite edge of the leg. See fig.2.
Mark the ‘cut-out’ depth which will be 3/4″ (20mm). See fig.3.
Step 6. An L-shaped cutout with one side, that is always at an end or side of a member, unlike a notch that is a U-shaped cutout. the top to house the legs
Make multiple saw cuts across the ‘cut-out’ area down to the marked cutting depth which is 3/4″ (20mm).
Three or four cuts across each cutting area should be enough for straight grain Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees, but if the wood is a bit knotty then make more cuts.
The more cuts you do, the easier it will be to chisel out the rebate.
Next lay the sawhorse top on its flat end and commence chiseling along the depth line.
Do not go too deep initially.
Chisel in a little bit one side, then turn the sawhorse top over and chisel in a little bit on the other side. Turn the top over again and chisel a bit deeper and so on and so on, until the chips of wood Of roof; Pitch; The incline angle of a roof surface. out and the ‘cut-out’ area is clean.