|Project by Jason™||posted 10-25-2012 10:00 PM||7522 views||4 times favorited||11 comments|
A very basic design that I found in the October 1996 Wood Magazine issue #91. I am short on space here in my basement of our townhouse. I needed a dedicated stand for my Craftsman Scroll Saw that I purchased a few months ago at my local sears. Got this for $65 bucks and some change, it was a floor model and they were clearing out all there old models to bring in the new ones. I really thought this would be nice to do small projects with but have not really made any significant projects worth writing home about yet. I did not incorporate the dowels that were to be used for more holding power for the screws to drive into. Instead I drove some 4” screws into the cross supports at about 15° along with glue for the build. The stand was made with tubafores as (Stumps) would say, Pine not Fur and a very cheap piece of 1/2” sheating grade for the top. I did however add feet to this which made it more stable on my concrete floors that are anything but level. I purchased some really nice 5/16” rubber mat from my local surplus store they have on a spool 8’ wide that is like $2 and some change a foot. I cut a piece for in between the saw and the top to help dampen the noise and also vibration. This made a substantial difference to how this little hundred dollar level scroll saw performs as far as vibration compared to just sitting on a workbench not bolted down at all. Also added this to the feet which really helped out even more with my concrete basement floor.
Been quite awhile since I have posted anything on here of interest other than boring questions but let me tell everyone out there who has left there input on my questions that I am really grateful to have the support out there when I need it. Just wish I lived closer to some of these guys.