Everyone kept telling me that I needed a Mitre Saw Stand or Station, rather than keep getting on my knees! As space does not allow for a Mitre Saw Station, I decided on a mobile stand, and used a plan by John Heisz
This project took a little longer than I intended, thanks to a well meaning person, who thought I preferred Metric to Imperial, I think I said in the past, that I will work in whatever I have to, but my preference is imperial, so before beginning the mobile mitre saw stand, I translated/changed all the measurements to imperial :)
This is an easy project, being made entirely out of 2×4’s, 12mm ply, 1” dowel, and a bit of hardboard or MDF.
That said, I enjoyed this project, if only because all the parts in the plan were lettered…Hurray!!! it made it so much easier, however it it not go totally smoothly, because I made the foolish assumption that I knew what size the timber was, I was working with. Normally 2×4 is 3 1/2×1 1/2, but I found out to my cost that it is 3 3/4” by 1 1/2”, so I had to make some alterations during the assembly, nothing drastic, I just ran the inner frame through the table saw, so it would fit. The only other change I made was to the side extension wing, I changed the design slightly, for my own benefit. rather than inserting blocks under the frame to mount the extension wing to the frame, I drilled from top to bottom, and inserted carriage bolts, I also reduced the height of the upright support, and cut a larger adjustable head, this makes it easier for storage.
The only ‘bit’ I couldn’t source was hardboard for the washers between the frame legs, so I ended up using 3mm MDF, it sounds stupid, but when I asked whether they had hardboard,
‘Yes Sir, would you like teak, oak, walnut or black finish’
‘Haven’t you got just plain, no colour hardboard?’... silly question!
‘Oh No Sir, who wants that?’
‘I DO’.... ha! ha! I think this country is going to drive me nuts!
Just to show another of the problems of supplies in Colombia, I stopped work for an hour for my lunch, leaving a strip of 12mm ply, lying on the table-saw out in the sun, when I returned, as you can see it was a banana, I don’t normally work with 12mm ply, this is a first here, and this ply is their top quality, I may find I have to replace some of ther build with 15 or 18mm, which would probably mean starting from scratch to take into account the measurements.
I have one last project I want to get done, and that is to make a box joint jig, then I am going to have to take some time out to do some tiling and some rendering, that will be fun…I don’t think. Then I am tasked with making us a new bed!
-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright