|Project by lycilph||posted 04-21-2013 04:41 AM||1911 views||5 times favorited||4 comments|
After struggling with the legs and metal rod extensions that came with my second-hand rusty mitre saw, I had had enough.
I came up with this based off something I saw in Fine Woodworking (I think) where they had it supported on saw horses. The saw horse stands were a good start for me, and it worked ok on them for a while, but it was still too low, and really not portable around my shed. I could only get 3 or 5-inch bolts from Bunnings, so had to make do with the 5s’. When I get around to it, i’ll change out the fence and extension wings with a better system as it’s difficult to get the stock to slide.
After a couple of months I had some scrap left over and made up the base. It’s surprisingly strong and rigid. First time using Titebond III glue which is much better than the external PVA glue i’ve been using for years. Cheaper too.
The wheel idea I got from Chris Shcwarz’ Blog and they work pretty well. No safety catch on them yet but i’ll get around to it. It moves really easily. I think I’ll adopt that for my workbench and other cabinets I want to move.
Even though it’s almost 1300mm high and only 450mm deep, it’s still pretty stable when making a cut, and no more having to worry about the pieces falling down when the cut is made. I love it when a plan comes together.
-- Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the weaponry to make the difference