Using tripod as miter saw out feed stand

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04-23-2011 10:11 AM

First post here at LumberJock!

I have a 12” compound miter saw sitting on a Husky x-horse. I am in process of building a miter stand out of plywood. Until then I need some out-feed support.

I have a few tripods (I do photography, another expensive hobby).
I used 2 1/4”-20 insert nuts and screwed two pieces of scrap wood.
I read about people using this technique for homemade easel. It works as out feed support too.

One of the tripod is an older video tripod with a handcrank to adjust the height – which works best.

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#1 posted 04-23-2011 12:40 PM

That might be one of the best ideas I’ve seen in a while – I have a couple old tripods sitting around and could REALLY use something like this as well. Thanks for sharing!

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#2 posted 04-23-2011 04:20 PM

Really good idea.

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#3 posted 04-23-2011 05:03 PM

All I got to say, is WOW. where is that old tripod? I think you started a new woodshop tool! Do you have to use the bag of cement? LOL :)

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#4 posted 04-23-2011 05:11 PM

Great idea ,sure does the job
Simple to

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#5 posted 04-24-2011 07:30 AM

Welcome to LJs 29grampian. Well that’ll keep you from breaking the lower guard on you mitersaw. Look forward to seeing your projects I’m sure that we’ll get some good pictures from the looks of this.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#6 posted 04-24-2011 08:49 AM

Great Idea!! As Darrell said your Pics are excellent!

Oh. By the way. It’s not your First Post. It’s your Second One. Both in the same Forum and Both the same Topic. I know some of us are a little Dense around here but are we really that bad??? ...LOL….

Keep Em Coming Mr. 29!!!


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#7 posted 04-24-2011 09:01 AM

Oh sorry for the repost. I just signed up with LJ. The first post didn’t seem to go thru (it was being validated or something) so I resend again.

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#8 posted 04-24-2011 09:08 AM

That’s okay 29grampian. Now that you’re “Valid” you can Post some more. Look forward to it!!

Welcome to LumberJocks!!!


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