|Project by TLAR_Engineering||posted 07-09-2010 04:04 PM||12223 views||38 times favorited||13 comments|
I decieded that I need to put up at least ONE picture to get things rolling here on LJ!
Here is my miter saw stand (Dewalt DW705 12”) that I made from a bunch of different ideas culled from magazines and the web. Works great! The side wings fold down to reduce the footprint. The fences are bolted to the wings, so to fold the wings I just rotate the supports back against the main stand and fold. No tools required. I also slotted the fence mounting so I can reposition the fence as required. The drawer holds wrenches, hold-downs, and stop guides. Behind the large door are my other saw blades and larger jigs. My stationary belt sander lives in there for now too…but that’s about to change I think.
More info (added 7/10/10)
1 Overall assembly
2 Shown with wings folded
3 Detail view of wings
4 Simple plywood drawer on slides hold stops and holddowns
5 Plenty of storage room underneath. A small, dedicated shopvac could easily live here!
6 Detail view of folding arms
- Everything is made from 3/4” plywood
- Height at saw table: 44”
- Cabinet dimensions: 38” high x 32” wide (without wings) x 21 3/4” deep
- Width of assembly with wings folded: 41 3/4” (from top of fence to top of fence)
- Width of assembly with wings out: 104”
- Width of “non-foldable wing” (in between saw and wing): 4”
- Height of fence: 4” (also the width of the other, horizontal fence piece)
- Wing dimensions: 36” x 21” (angled cuts are to ease movement around saw in shop…just do whatever looks right)
- I used pocket holes for just about the entire assembly. I do love my Kreg jig!
- T-Nuts and bolts hold down saw and fences
- I used a forstener bit to create slight indents for the wing support bolt heads. This locks the wings nicely!
Thanks for looking guys! I’d be happy to answer any questions about this to help you build your own! I’m so happy with this, I kick myself for not doing it sooner…makes the miter saw much more user-friendly!
-- Anything worth engineering...is worth OVER engineering!