|Project by steopa||posted 01-06-2011 01:29 AM||20678 views||16 times favorited||13 comments|
Well, project number 2 was something to put my miter saw on. I guess I got sick and tired of picking it up off the floor, putting it on a workbench, making a cut, and then putting it back.
This was inspired by the FineWoodWorking article (FWW #209) and you lumberjocks.
The width measures just under 4 feet “closed”, but expands out to just over 10 feet. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with the top and base of the saw, so it is just clamped in place for now. I think I’ll bolt it down and then add some rulers to the wings for measuring. There is a bit of a gap between the saw and the extensions, which needed to be there to allow the handle in the front to fully swing side-to-side. But I think I may try putting on a different fence so everything fits a little better.
You may recognize the tire tracks on the bottom of the case. This was another piece of my son’s bike jump (that was run over by a tractor tire). I didn’t want to use it, but after making the mistake of not taking 2 inches off both sides of the bottom panel, but taking off 2 inches from the same side twice, well, the base piece just didn’t fit. Back to the scrap pile…
Most everything else went well though. I did have a hard time trying to align the fences. The right one is about 1/2” back, but it mostly is just holding up the cutoffs, so I haven’t worried too much. At some point I’ll try to get them right.
Thanks for the inspiration!