Mobile Chop Saw Stand

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Project by Sawdustmaker posted 2362 days ago 31355 views 23 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I would be 100% done on this today and everything was looking good, then when I mounted the chop saw and bolted it down, it placed just enough weight to drag on the drawer and make me grit my teeth. oh well, tomorrow I’ll pull out the drawer and work the problem. Other than that, I made a matching walnut drawer handle to mount as soon as I finish getting the fit just right. The majority of the project is 3/4” furniture grade oak plywood and I added some walnut trim pieces and inlay to the drawer to improve the overall looks. With the wings folded out it measures just over 8 foot wide so I can cut 12 foot boards with no problem. I also made a slide out shelf to mount my grinder to. There are two pieces of oak 2×2 glued together mounted to the bottom of the shelf so I can place it on my work bench vise. I plan on making two more matching carts. One will be for my spindle/belt sander and the other will be for the thickness planer. That will make moving them around in the shop much easier.

-- Brian, Virginia Beach

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#1 posted 2362 days ago

Nice design. A great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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Grant Davis

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#2 posted 2362 days ago

That is sweeeet, I am adding that to the to-do list

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#3 posted 2362 days ago

Almost too pretty to get sawdust on. Good job.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 2362 days ago

Looks too pretty to use as a lowly chop saw stand!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 2362 days ago

That is a nice chop saw station. You have combined both form and function. Very nice. After seeing posts like this I am going to have to re-do mine. (Deep sigh) another project added to my ever growing list.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 2362 days ago

Very nice station, looks too good to get covered in sawdust

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#7 posted 2362 days ago

Is this an original design or did you get plans for this beautiful workhorse? I know someone that is very interested in building something like this.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#8 posted 2362 days ago

I saw one of similar design at the Norfolk, VA Wood Craft shop. After asking them if I could shoot some pictures they said yes. After getting my pictures, one of the employees said they had a book with the design. After some searching, I found it. Title: Ingenious Jigs & Shop Accessories ISBN#:1-56158-296-4
I got the plans from the book. Gary, Scott, and Karson helped me build it so I’ll place credit where credit is due. Here it is for around $9.00

-- Brian, Virginia Beach

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#9 posted 2362 days ago

It looks like TRANSFORMER. Very trust station.

-- Libris, South Korea

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#10 posted 2362 days ago

Plans are only as good as the people who execute them, and you did a great job of execution on this. I am needing something for my miter saw, and I think this will be just the thing. It looks a lot better than mine will though, I’m sure.

Again, good job.

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#11 posted 2362 days ago

I only add a bottom and rear dust collection. Great job!

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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Paul D

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#12 posted 2362 days ago

Very nice miter station. Nice blade on the saw too (I like mine also).

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#13 posted 2362 days ago

I’ve been accused of this myself, but that is WAY to nice a piece for shop use! Great job, Brian!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 2362 days ago

That is one spiffy chop saw stand. I like the design.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#15 posted 2362 days ago

Sweet! That looks like it belongs in the living room, not the shop! That’s gotta make you smile when you walk out to the shop :).

-- Robb

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