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Quick and easy stand for my bandsaw

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Project by truckrun posted 287 days ago 2557 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I picked up a Craftsman 10” band saw for a good price but it was too heavy to be moved around easily. I went into sketchup and designed a quick and easy stand out of 4 2×4’s. It is 26 3/4” tall, 15”wide, 21”long on top, and 29” long at the bottom. I made it using my miter saw, kreg jig, and a drill. I am using it for my bandsaw but you could just as easily use it for any other bench top tool.

You can watch a video of me building it here:
http://youtu.be/VLszJTtFp7E

You can download a free sketchup plan of it on my website here:
http://funwithwoodworkingtoo.blogspot.com/p/downloads.html

-- Donald LeBlanc - www.funwithwoodworking.com





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489tad

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#1 posted 287 days ago

Band saw? You could rest a big block on that. I like it.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 287 days ago

Nice little portable table. I like the video too. Well done on both :)

-- Marty, http://www.wickedpiggy.com

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#3 posted 287 days ago

I like the idea of putting a big block on it :)

-- Marty, http://www.wickedpiggy.com

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#4 posted 287 days ago

I like this. Much simpler to build than my usual tool stands, but looks just as sturdy. I’m going to make one to try it out.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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exit116

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#5 posted 286 days ago

thanks for posting, such a cool and cheep fix.

-- Money: if you do not have fun earning it, have fun spending it, I do not enjoy spending it so I have fun earning it.

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#6 posted 286 days ago

nice little set up

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#7 posted 281 days ago

Great idea! I just picked up the same saw, so I may use this. Thanks!

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#8 posted 153 days ago

Seeing your post, got me to make a stand similar to yours, one for my band saw, and another for my drill press. Mine are not as well built but sturdy enough, and more importantly are now out the way, but close to hand! Tks for the inspiration.

-- Coils

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