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Small Projects #20: Jigsaw Stand

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Blog entry by Madmark2 posted 03-23-2020 11:51 PM 533 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Bought a jigsaw to cut out for a dog bowl five or six years ago. Have only used it once since (interestingly enough to cut another dog bowl).

Jigsaws have that stupid blade sticking out and I know for a fact if I remove the blade the next time I go to use it (in another five or six years) I’ll never find the blade. I know I have a blade assortment that I bought when I bought the jigsaw but I have no clue where they might be.

The blade means you can’t stand the jig saw up and varying length blades make sizing an upright stand difficult. The height above the deck is fixed and an upsidedown hold make sense.

I had a scrap of 1/2” ply that I band sawed a 1-1/2” x 6” slot into. The planer squared up a 1/2 ripped 2×4 (poor man’s 2×2) into a nice 1-3/8” square blank. I love how the planer skims all the mill marks and grading stamps off.

I chop sawed the “2×2” into four roughly 11” legs, fine trimmed on the TS and the leg blanks were ready.

Each leg was dado’d 1/2” sq an inch or so from one end. Each leg had each end 1/4” 45° beveled for style on the router.

Jigsaw Shop Stand

I used the saw fence, assembly corner and wooden clamp to make an assembly jig. Once positioned I used my new Grizzly 2” brad nailer (T21347) to shoot a few Brad’s in from the side and top to secure the legs to the ply.

Fits like it was made for it – because it was! – LOL

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!



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