Figure A: Cloning Saw Ponies
To build your own ponies, you'll need an 8-ft. length of 1x4,
3 ft. of 2x4, a 3-ft.-long chunk of either 1-in.-thick decking or
2x6, and a few scraps of just about any plywood. Shown is 1/4-in. plywood, but you can use 1/2-in. or any other thickness you have lying around. Then:
- Cut all the boards to length, including parallel 15-degree
bevels on the ends of the legs.
- Rip the 2x4 edges on the spine to 15 degrees on the table
saw. Screw the top to the spine with equal overhangs at all
four sides, then screw the legs to the top.
- Scribe the ends of the plywood gussets and staple, nail
or screw and glue them to the legs.
- Saddle up and ride into the sunset.