|Project by skone||posted 01-24-2011 02:53 AM||2109 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
A couple weeks ago I got myself a Hitachi 10” miter saw of off craigslist for 50 bucks. Just what I needed at a great price. In considering stands, I decided it would be silly for the stand price to exceed the saw price. Plus, I’m broke. So, seeing that so many people do indeed just set the saw up on a couple saw horses, I decided that it would be relatively inexpensive to build just one decent, dedicated sawhorse with a footprint broad enough to be unquestionably stable. I partook in the “free” literature browsing at Lowe’s and also snooped around some site called Lumberjocks (maybe you’ve heard of it). A couple of you guys have built horses like the one I ended up lifting (from memory) from the Lowe’s book and your pics. (Thank you!) Anyhow, my horse is a bit taller, a little broader, and I made a custom top from the same 3/4 luann I used to make the bottom shelf. The top is glued and screwed to the 2×6 and the whole thing is sturdy and stable. I’ve yet to fix the saw to the stand, but the holes are drilled. I plan on clear coating or painting (just something to help keep the dust from sticking so much). I’ll probably do that and then bolt her down. The whole thing came to 25 bucks and change. I used two 2×4x8, 1 2×6x8 (of which I used a very small amount), and 1 2×4 sheet of 3/4 luann. Screws, nails and glue I had and figure add’l cost to be minimal. Anyway, thought I’d share. It’s not deluxe by any stretch, but for me it’s just what the doctor ordered.
-- "Take extra care not to lose what you feel" (Winwood/Capaldi/Wood)