So along with several other LumberJocks, I got an 8” Slow Speed Grinder recently (last week).
This weekend I decided to spend some time to make a stand for it.
It only took me about an hour to build this, and I only used a pair of 2×4’s and a piece of 12” x 18” 3/4” plywood (and some screws)
I also have a rough set of ‘plans’ that I made for it as well. Was pretty simple to do. Unfortunately, the camera was being less than cooperative (so I got none of it recorded). As such, I made these make shift assembly instructions the same way I built it. It may be useful or it may not, not really sure.
The assembled plan in sketchop
The exploded view of how the parts go together.
|2x||12” with 45° partial miter on both ends|
|4x||12” with 45° partial miter on one end|
First step was to screw the pair of 32” pieces to the 3-1/2” pieces in the middle. This was in lieu of using a 4×4 (to cut down on cost/waste).
Next I attached the first foot to the ‘front’ of the column. I used 2 screws into the column to secure it.
I attached the second foot on the side. I again used 2 screws to secure it.
Third foot went on the same.
After the 4th foot was installed with 2 screws, I went back and put a 3rd screw in all the feet. This third screw went through one leg, into the end grain of the next one.
Next I used 2 screws to secure each of the two table supports to the column, taking care to get them roughly level (and the tops of the two co-planer).
The top is centered horizontally, with 3” of overhang on either side. I left more overhang on the front than the back (2” on the back, and 3-1/2” on the front). This was so I could have more space in front for installing an after market tool rest down the road.
I used 6 screws through the top into the supports to hold it down.