|Project by andrewr79||posted 10-03-2015 01:21 AM||829 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
Back in 2011 just after I started woodworking I picked up an old GMC mitre saw for $20 at a garage sale. It’s been used on almost every project but the problem is that it’s never had a proper home, instead being dumped onto whatever surface was clear when I needed to use it. I decided recently to change that as I’ve been trying to get the workshop more organised and thought a combined stand for the saw and my old vacuum would be nice.
The stand I made for my drill press (see my other projects) has held up really well so decided to use the same style for this one. I started with a piece of 1200mm x 450mm MDF from the local hardware store and some scrap pine boards. Total cost including the wheels would have been around $50-60AU if I’d had to buy all the parts and build time was 8-10 hours spread over a few weekends.
It’s proving very useful to have this set up and ready to go all the time instead of having to move stuff to use it and it’s also easier to clean up after it now the vacuum is there with it.
If I was doing it again I’d have used something bigger than 20×45mm uprights but that’s what I had around and once the shelf was in the entire thing feels sturdy and strong anyway. I’d also have made the front feet rest on the ground and only put feet on the back as I find I tilt it backwards to move it around anyway.
Full build details in my blog for anyone interested
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