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Project by Dennis Fletcher posted 06-04-2010 03:14 PM 8198 views 17 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- http://www.ahomespecialist.net, Making design and application one. †





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hotbyte

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#1 posted 06-04-2010 03:26 PM

Nice! You probably won’t be losing it either :)

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#2 posted 06-04-2010 03:32 PM

It also looks like you have space for two drawers on either side of the chopsaw – the drawers will also keep the supports from bowing under weight.

Great Job!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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RexMcKinnon

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#3 posted 06-04-2010 03:33 PM

If it gets the job done then it is a good project. At this cost you can’t go wrong.

Nice.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Eric in central Florida

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#4 posted 06-04-2010 03:37 PM

Good & useful.
Having that side support on longer cuts is important and that should do the trick!

Thanks for the post.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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Dennis Fletcher

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#5 posted 06-04-2010 03:39 PM

I actually have been thinking of some sort of storage drawer on each side, just not sure what to do yet. I will start using it today, probably, so, we’ll see.

Thanks guys for the input.

-- http://www.ahomespecialist.net, Making design and application one. †

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#6 posted 06-04-2010 03:42 PM

those openings also make for easy stop block clamping.

Nice. I like the colour as well. Red – A power colour for a power tool!

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com

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#7 posted 06-04-2010 05:02 PM

Good Job Dennis a very practical and good build

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 06-04-2010 05:03 PM

Good project! Boy is that red hard to avoid too! I’ve got a factory made miter saw stand, and in a lot of ways, wish I had made something like your rig instead… Especially with the slots for clamping your stock…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#9 posted 06-04-2010 06:00 PM

It’s just wonderful!
You have to smile, when you see this, and you will love it.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Dennis Fletcher

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#10 posted 06-04-2010 06:02 PM

I forgot, this also can be used as a small table for putting small things together. On job sites, I never have enough flat space to do things, so this acts as one more.

-- http://www.ahomespecialist.net, Making design and application one. †

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dan abalos

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#11 posted 06-04-2010 06:17 PM

Nice job Dennis
I too have been thinking about building one. I think I’ll steal your idea if that’s okay with you? Love that red color too, it’s gonna be hard to miss where the saw is. Godd thinking if that was intentional!?
~Dan

-- Beer is the reason I exist on this earth, that and my family! (Aurora, IL) my blog: http://justanaveragedad.wordpress.com/

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Dennis Fletcher

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#12 posted 06-04-2010 06:36 PM

Dan, have at it. Very simple design, 2-2×4x6’ on end, 4- 9” 2×4 pieces in between to hold it together. Top boxes were just 2-12” 2×4’s and a piece of plywood. The whole thing is attached with screws. This makes it light and easy to carry.

-- http://www.ahomespecialist.net, Making design and application one. †

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#13 posted 06-04-2010 06:41 PM

Nice miter saw stand.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#14 posted 06-04-2010 08:28 PM

Hello Dennis

I like your miter saw stand

Good work and nicely color

And now go to your futur project !!!!!

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Div

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#15 posted 06-04-2010 10:48 PM

Good design -simple and very functional. But the red will get me!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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