For those occasions when you need a stable way to hold a board on its edge, turn to a tool that’s as old as woodworking itself—the wedge. I fashioned the wedge stands shown at right from scraps of 2x6 and a 3/8x6" bolt and nut. To make the stand, cut a 7"-long chunk from the 2x6 and drill a 1/2" hole centere d 2 1/4" from the edge and 1 3/4" up from the bottom. This hole reduces the likelihood of the stand splitting once the wedge is cut out. Mark the cutlines for the wedge as shown in..
Mike Taron is an Arizona-based carpenter who grew frustrated at not being able to buy something he needed: "A lightweight, compact, folding sawhorse that I could take to and from jobsites." As he explains,