|Project by smitty22||posted 09-10-2010 01:12 AM||2755 views||18 times favorited||5 comments|
Subtitle: Easier to bondo, sand, and paint standing up!
First, many thanks to Canexican for his ShopDog design here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/16736.
That design produces an extremely solid platform, no wobble, folds up almost flat, and sure cost less than the ‘plastic’ wonders.
Since I had a new PM2000, decided to play a bit and joined the stretchers with half-lap screwed & glued joints. I know, overkill but what the heck! (My jobsite supervisor woulda fired me on the spot.)
Also added a couple of ‘pegs’ to hold the top board in place since I almost always pick them up to move by that board, and it has a tendency to slip out when used as a handle.
Another LJer’s project had a few posts asking what angle the legs are cut at, and it is 22.5 deg, convenient stop on the CMS. Just cut both ends of the legs at 22.5, then match drill the 1/2” pivot hole in each pair of legs.
Cutting the birdsmouth notch is a little tricky, but the vertical cut is at 90deg to the 22.5 end cut and 2.5” deep. The horizontal cut just intersects the vertical and produces a 1” exposure of the top board. I have a pdf sketch of that in case anyone needs it.