|Project by Holbs||posted 02-26-2017 01:49 AM||428 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
After different attempts at finding a home for my Bosch miter saw, I decided to rely on the proven method with fold down / swing out wings. Each corner has 2×4’s laminated together with a 3/4” dado about 5/8” deep for the plywood walls and 2×4 across the front top and bottom. I wanted this cart to be STURDY as I have had too much experience with flimsy bowing & flexing carts I’ve made in the past. I had in my possession 2 ‘ol Rockler drill press fences that I kept around just for this occasion which I can get more longer rods as an option if needed to extend the fence and stop waaaaay out. Also, the wings themselves are torsion box construction saved from my ‘ol fliptop jointer/planer stand.
Underneath, I placed my 12 gallon air compressor with a 3/8” retractable hose reel and sound panels. I can now actually have a conversation in my shop without earmuffs with this thing running :) It’s not 20 decibels quiet but it makes a big difference. This is not a 100% airtight sealed enclosure but heat will be generated so bought a ventilation fan to expel the air. Will have to keep watch to see if more air intakes are needed.
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-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter