|Project by Peter Oxley||posted 04-28-2009 05:41 AM||14581 views||26 times favorited||12 comments|
I built this miter saw stand based on plans from a Woodcraft Magazine article.
My saw is quite a bit bigger than the one in the article, and has a very wide swing on the table, so I modified the stand top to match. Also, the extra weight required me to put reinforced legs on the stand.
I wanted the table to be higher than the one in the article. Since the stand has folding legs, the length of the legs are limited by the length of the stand. I made the table about 82” long. This made the table top come out at 36” high (the height of most of my power tool stands) and will still fit in a short-bed pickup.
The flipstops slide in dovetailed ways. I made one right and one left for maximum use at the ends of the fences. There is also an extension stop which pulls out from behind the fence.
I intend to put fixed casters on the right-hand end of the table so the stand can be wheeled around when the legs are folded up. An adhesive tape measure will go on the fences and on the extension stop for easy and accurate set-ups.
The solid material is 4Com Soft Maple and the table tops are Natural Birch ply. Everything is finished with a water-based semi-gloss finish.