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Project by Upgrayedd posted 11-28-2017 02:18 AM 655 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m happy with my new design – very simple, but it’s been working very well for me. Consists of 3 separate boxes – 2 wings, and center box which saw sits on. I set it up on a cart I had, but If I wanted to take this to another location I’d just set it up on saw horses and cut a 2×4 for new legs to level it out.

It’s very stable, level, nothing moves so my stops are accurate. I made simple flip stop w/ door hinge I’ve been having for around 15 years! And I can swing my saw all the way left and right without touching wings.

Pic 1 – Legs are 1/2” birch ply w/ French cleat

Pic 2 – Center box bottom extends 3/4” on both sides, and wings sit on this ledge. Wings attach to center w/ 5/16” bolt / knob / and threaded insert

Pic 3 – other side view

Pic 4 – Flip stop. Also pictured (if visible) I used dado blade to cut 1/16” (or 1/32”) recess directly behind T-Track to accept tape measure, and I have some cheap magnifying glasses that I intend to set up as Tape reader in Flip stop… – I’m not sure if the tape is going to stick very well… I’ll post an update if I get around to it.

Pic5 – Saw sits on Center box, which sits on top of cart.

First version was alright, but the track in the middle was silly… (I had not learned about flip stops then): First version

-- Upgrayedd - spelled thusly, with two Ds, for a double dose of this pimping.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-28-2017 03:21 AM

Real nice miter saw station. Flips stop are the greatest!

Jim

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 11-28-2017 06:27 PM

You did a nice job on this chop saw stand.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 11-29-2017 04:18 AM

Very creative design.

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