One problem I have had in working on site is not having a workbench to hold stock for edge-planing and similar operations. I solved this by using a handscrew clamp and a C-cIamp in combination, as shown in the drawing. The C-clamp secures one foot of the handscrew clamp to the leg of the sawhorse, leaving the other foot free for adjustment. This setup works well on conventional sawhorses and on the type described by Sam Clark (FHB #3, p. 9). The only alteration I’d recommend on Clark’s sawhorses is to use folding card-table leg brackets rather than rope on each side of the horse to keep the legs from folding or splaying during use.
—Ben Erickson, Eutaw, AL
Edited and illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #6