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Scrollsaw stand - for my new DeWalt

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Project by jerrells posted 12-28-2011 09:58 PM 2255 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the scrollsaw stand that I made for my DeWalt scrollsaw that I purchased off of Craig’s List. It did not come with a stand and I was not going to pay the $100 plus I see for them. I went to the local Habit for Humanities store and found this old kitchen cabinet that would work just fine and only paid $25.00 for it. I added bracing to the top as shown in picture 3. I, also, cut a little over 4 inches off the bottom to get it closer to the height I wanted. I also added bracing to the bottom as shown in picture 4. It has a drawer and some storage behind the lower door. I still need to run to Lowes and get some lag screws to bolt the unit to the top.

Over all it took about three hours to convert the cabinet to what I needed. More useful for me and a lot cheaper.

As Norm would say, “a fun project, easy to build”.

Thanks for looking.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 12-28-2011 10:01 PM

That’s a great use of space! With the cabinet and drawer right there you can keep your extra blades and wood right there for you. what a wonderful idea! You are really going to have fun with it and I am very happy for you!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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SteveMI

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#2 posted 12-28-2011 11:04 PM

I have a DW 788 with an open steel stand and covet your drawer and under storage. Blades aren’t that big, but you will end up with quite a few different ones.

You may want to move the top forward on the cabinet a bit to give knee room and place for your feet.

For a test, try putting something under the back bottom of the cabinet to slant the saw table toward you like the “real” delta stand. It seemed to make it easier for me to scroll. I used two Grainger catalogs, one in each back corner. If you like it, then just put spacers between your top and cabinet.

Steve.

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paul44224

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#3 posted 12-29-2011 12:35 PM

Great idea using a cabinet like that!

Paul

-- Paul, http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodworks44224

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