Der Zimmererbock the German Sawhorse: Building with Hand Tools
There are many designs for saw horses, as they are one of the most important tools a timber framer or woodworker has in the workshop. Der zimmererbock is the traditional version of a saw horse used and taught throughout Germany where instructor Gerald David did his training in the timberframing. It is one of the first assembly exercises given to apprentices in their trade education. Students will begin by creating the layout on a sheet of plywood, which offers a first opportunity to apply geometric principles. Using this layout students will scribe four legs and the sawhorse back. The height can be customized. This session will conducted using exclusively hand tools, which offers lessons and practice in working with wood. Assembly is with screws and bolts. Materials fee covers one horse; students can make a pair if desired for an add’l fee.
You will need the following tools for this class:
0.9mm mechanical pencil
Dedicated (not built in) eraser
Students who would like to make two sawhorses should indicate this in the "order notes" when the register for the class. Add'l materials fee of $50 applies.
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call the front office if you have not received it within 24 hours.