|Project by RoadHogg||posted 04-16-2014 07:22 PM||1789 views||11 times favorited||9 comments|
A little over a year ago, I bought a lot of woodworking tools, equipment and supplies from an estate. In the lot was a Dremel scroll saw. I suggested that my wife have a go at the scroll saw and God bless her she worked at that little Dremel scroll saw…fought with it more accurately, for a long time. That machine yielded more frustration than joy for her, I think. If it weren’t that she so much enjoyed cutting out her little projects I think she’d have given up on it a long time ago. Suffice to say, a Dremel scroll saw is probably the worst scroll saw one could imagine owning.
Since she obviously enjoyed using the scroll saw, and I love it when she spends time with me in the wood shop, I decided to get her a better scroll saw for Christmas. I bought a 16” General Excalibur scroll saw this past Christmas. In short, the Excalibur is miles beyond the Dremel in every way. I still wanted to build her a nice stand for the scroll saw so we measured out an appropriate 10 degree slope angle and height for a stand. This is what I came up with.
I built the stand square with two flip-around cabinets that stow in the back and rotate around to the sides for use. The flip-around cabinets secure open and stowed with rare earth magnets, as do the cabinet doors. The design worked out just right and my wife is very pleased with the cabinet.
Built from 3/4” Birch plywood, misc species edging, casters (two lock), all dado and rabbet joinery.
-- "The difference between school and real life is that in real life the tests come first, and then the lessons" -- Robert Lang, 360 Woodworking