I am going to build the "ultimate tool stand"
Googling the group I see that it has been a topic of discussion before, and
several people have built one.
Before I invest the couple of hours it will take me to do one in Autocadd,
does anyone have a cut diagram for the particle board?
It probably would be easy on the right software. But, I don't own the right
software, and don't want to invest the time, effort and resources to aquire
new software and learn how to use it.
I really just want to get on with cutting the wood and screwing and gluing
the thing together. I've chained myself to the desk all winter, and really
don't want to spend much more time on the computer.
I was kind of hoping, someone else had already done the cutting layout for
the 4X8 sheets, so I don't have to make drawings of the peices, and then
slide them around on drawings of 4X8 sheets, to minimize cuts and minimize
the waste. If I design a project in cad, then I already have the drawings
of the peices, and it doesn't take long to lay out the cut diagram.
If no one has one done already, I will go ahead and draw one up.
I was going to say the same thing. It takes me about 30 seconds to make
my "cutting list" when I do stuff. If you end up with two 2" pieces
of scrap instead of one 4" piece of scrap due to not optimizing your
cuts, does it really matter?
When it was designed as such, I'd guess. Tradionally a workbench was
used to hold the workpiece in such a manner as to allow hand tools to
be brought to bear upon its surfaces - you bring the tool to the
workpiece. In this case a major design element is the ability to mount
power tools upon it, hence "tool stand". Or, most likely, the original
designer said "I'm calling this the Ultimate Tool Stand because that's
what I want to call it."
A rose by any other name?
This was in either American Woodworker or Popular WW a few years ago. I checked
the PWW site, but
you have to sign up for their email newsletter now to get in the free plans
section. Might be worth
checking those sites out. I have the magazine around here somewhere, but darned
if I know where it
is. On the PWW site, check out their "Little Shop" and "Little Shop II" I
built a blend of the two
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