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Project by smitty22 posted 09-10-2010 01:12 AM 3270 views 19 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Subtitle: Easier to bondo, sand, and paint standing up!

First, many thanks to Canexican for his ShopDog design here:

That design produces an extremely solid platform, no wobble, folds up almost flat, and sure cost less than the ‘plastic’ wonders.

Since I had a new PM2000, decided to play a bit and joined the stretchers with half-lap screwed & glued joints. I know, overkill but what the heck! (My jobsite supervisor woulda fired me on the spot.)

Also added a couple of ‘pegs’ to hold the top board in place since I almost always pick them up to move by that board, and it has a tendency to slip out when used as a handle.

Another LJer’s project had a few posts asking what angle the legs are cut at, and it is 22.5 deg, convenient stop on the CMS. Just cut both ends of the legs at 22.5, then match drill the 1/2” pivot hole in each pair of legs.

Cutting the birdsmouth notch is a little tricky, but the vertical cut is at 90deg to the 22.5 end cut and 2.5” deep. The horizontal cut just intersects the vertical and produces a 1” exposure of the top board. I have a pdf sketch of that in case anyone needs it.

-- Smitty

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#1 posted 09-10-2010 01:22 AM

Gee, a way to combine both hobbies, wood and cars. I’m green with envy.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#2 posted 09-11-2010 03:24 AM

some day i have to make a couple.
thx for the info

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#3 posted 03-27-2011 02:50 PM

Possible to have the pdf, please.
Beginner and will help me do to the same, Thanks

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#4 posted 03-27-2011 04:38 PM

Hi Dan, just sent a message. just reply with your regular email address and I will return the pdf pretty quick.

Based on the popularity of Canexican's original post the pdf’s I’ve sent already, there must be hundreds of the ‘dogs’ running loose!

And WELCOME to Lumberjocks! Lots of expert and pro advice is shared freely, thus it’s a great place for us beginners.

-- Smitty

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#5 posted 09-22-2011 05:16 PM

I like it.

-- Dave,Portland OR

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