|Project by johnzo||posted 12-09-2010 07:49 PM||4470 views||10 times favorited||6 comments|
I followed the plan for the “Ultimate Miter Saw Stand” out of a Popular Woodworking mag – but with a few changes. Wanted a handy top drawer for accessories and also wanted to use a lot of excess flat stock and hardware I had lying around. What I had was junk that a reputable woodworker would have thrown out, but stingy me – had to find a use for. Even old counter top chipboard (left over from when my wife just HAD to have our kitchen updated with granite) for the saw deck and doors. I even took the time to solve something that had been bugging me ever since I bought my sliding miter saw: the space used by the saw slides. I used an ultra low tech solution: cut a hole in my workshop wall & built a box to allow the slide tubes to enter. See picture of the opposite side of wall (wait til my wife sees this!). Result: saves almost a foot of space behind the saw. Note also the sign above the entrance to my shop: “FORTRESS of SOLITUDE”. Shades of my childhood hero: Superman!
-- 70 is the new 50!