Consider a discarded gas grill frame. Nice working height, easily accepts
some MDF or some plywood to fashion infeed and out feed surfaces, is open
between what used to be the two side tables which provides an ideal place to
set the chop saw, comes on wheels, is light yet sturdy.
I built mine from Woodsmith / Shop Smith plan, can't find plan number now.
Wings knock down and store in the base. Not a bad performer but DO NOT USE
MDF unless to laminate top and bottom and seal any exposed edges. I'd never
use MDF for such a jig/tool stand again..
Most anyone here can tell you that I'm no fan of MDF - I never have anything
good to say about the crap. That said, I used MDF for mine simply because I
had some laying around after making my one and only mistake of buying the
junk for a project. So - I used it on my miter stand. As much as I hate to
say anything at all good - or even close to good about MDF, it has held up
well. I've been waiting several years for the junk to swell or something so
I could justify replacing it with a nicely painted cherry board...
On Sat, 08 Apr 2006 20:24:21 GMT, "Gooey TARBALLS"
I built a modified version of that and it works beautifully, although
in retrospect, since I never break it down, that feature was a little
wasted on me. I ended up building multiple separate stops on each end
of the extended fence as well as making the fence adjustable since my
chopsaw's fence is multi-position. I've yet to find anything that it
can't handle. I saw the plan again in the last month's "Small Shop
Fixtures" or something from Shop Smith.
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