|Project by Gareth||posted 02-28-2008 10:06 PM||3004 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
This week I had to lay some decking in a remote location. I knew there would be a lot of repetitive cuts, so I decided to knock up a quick portable station for my chop saw. I only have a small van, so 8’ was the maximum legnth I could accommodate.I also wanted it to be lightweight.
I bought a sheet of 0.5” shuttering ply. The base is 2’ wide. Two cleats were screwed to the underside and are used to locate into 2 cheap workmates. A bridge and platform was constructed on the top. 4 cleats were added to locate the saw. I did not bother with a fence, because this is just for rough site work. Anyway, around here at least, I have yet to see a length of decking that is true. A clamp and block will serve as a stop.
It sets up in 2 minutes and worked great. Well worth the £10 for materials and less than 2 hrs that it took to build.
-- Gareth, Amlwch