There was a good plan for one in Shop Notes several years ago that is
probably exactly what you're looking for. Well, I'm 90% sure it was Shop
Notes, but maybe it was WoodSmith. Check the Shop Notes site and you should
be able to find it.
Larry C in Auburn, WA
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The one at Rockler with the plan and hardware kit will still cost $300. Just
Platform: Build the wood frame/platform. Make sure it's square.
You could eyeball the one at Rockler
(http://www.rockler.com/ecom7/product_details.cfm?skuS11&filter1446 ) or
make a torsion box style platform like this one
(http://store.yahoo.com/plansnow/panelcutguide.html ) or this
Guide: Then bolt one something like this. Make sure it's square.
Rule: Stick a self-adhesive rule across it. Make sure it's square.
You're done. The guide and the rule will be about $75. Plus the wood (dig
for straight 2x4s). Probably as close to a $100 panel saw as you could
You could hang it on a wall, make easel-type legs, or if your ceiling is not
too high (like in my garage shop) put a couple of door hinges on it and hang
it from the joists (use piece of rope, a pulley, and make a catch for it,
mine comes down like pulling down an attic staircase).
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