Scroll Saw Stand #2: I finished the stand

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Blog entry by David Craig posted 03-09-2010 06:59 AM 6507 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Quick little project and it didn’t take long. Two items I wish I would have spent a little more time planning out before committing myself to cutting action….

1. I got in a hurry on one of the stretchers and didn’t predrill the hole. So I had a little bit of blowout when driving the screw.

2. I changed my mind on the positioning after I drill a couple holes to house the base. Ummmm, next time I should probably think about that before putting a drill in my hand.

Minor annoyances, eventually the extra holes will not irritate me. All in all though, I was happy with some items.

I thought the glue-up of the top went well. The pieces matched pretty nicely, though I did get some ribbing about the “ironing board” I made -

Scrollsaw stand top

I think the Dewalt looks especially good on it. But then again I think it would look good if I mounted it on a heap of sawdust -

Scroll Saw on Stand

I have to say I absolutely love this saw. I haven’t pushed it hard yet, just fired it up for a few minutes to see how it cuts. I have drove myself half crazy using my old craftsman. The vibration would constantly loosen up the blade tension. The way the arm works on this Dewalt is just awesome and the locking lever for the tension is really nice and tight. I can’t wait to put some miles on this thing.

At any rate, the stand is not perfect, but it will do the job and I can’t exactly complain about the cost of lumber.

Happy woodworking all,


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#1 posted 03-09-2010 01:48 PM

Really looks good David.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 03-09-2010 02:50 PM

I made one just like it


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#3 posted 03-09-2010 03:05 PM

Thanks Mike, I appreciate the kind words.

Seer, I would disagree. I am sure the flaws on mine are completely original :)

Thanks for reading…


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#4 posted 03-10-2010 12:01 AM

Nice work David. Any flaws (I don’t see them) will just add a little character. Also congrats on your new scroll saw. I know it will be a joy to use. I hope you post some scroll saw projects in the near future. It’s is pretty addictive when you have a good saw like that.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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