|Project by Dennis Fletcher||posted 06-04-2010 03:14 PM||10122 views||17 times favorited||28 comments|
Well, this isn’t the most awesome or beautiful piece I have ever built, but it is extremely functional and useful.
I have been thinking about making one of these for a long time, just never got around to it. I start a new project next week that makes having a miter saw stand very useful, so I took the afternoon and created this.
It is made completely out of material that is extras or scrap from other jobs. I have actually had 2 jobs where the last 2×4 had to have a small cut, making it useless for returning and the customer didn’t want it.
All in all, this project cost me about $5 for the 4 1/4” bolts, the 8 washers and the 4 wing nuts to secure the saw.
Seeing as how a good stand can run about $200, I think I did rather well.
I have been on the lookout for an old grill that I can get for free, then it will look similar to another stand on here. I just don’t have the time to wait for one right now, so this little contraption will work just fine.
It is 6’ long by 12” wide. The opening for the saw is 18”, leaving 27” on each side. Fairly light, so transporting it to the truck when I need it should be easy.
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