Mobile Chop Saw Stand

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Project by Sawdustmaker posted 03-03-2008 01:36 AM 49761 views 26 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I would be 100% done on this today and everything was looking good, then when I mounted the chop saw and bolted it down, it placed just enough weight to drag on the drawer and make me grit my teeth. oh well, tomorrow I’ll pull out the drawer and work the problem. Other than that, I made a matching walnut drawer handle to mount as soon as I finish getting the fit just right. The majority of the project is 3/4” furniture grade oak plywood and I added some walnut trim pieces and inlay to the drawer to improve the overall looks. With the wings folded out it measures just over 8 foot wide so I can cut 12 foot boards with no problem. I also made a slide out shelf to mount my grinder to. There are two pieces of oak 2×2 glued together mounted to the bottom of the shelf so I can place it on my work bench vise. I plan on making two more matching carts. One will be for my spindle/belt sander and the other will be for the thickness planer. That will make moving them around in the shop much easier.

-- Brian, Virginia Beach

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#1 posted 03-03-2008 01:47 AM

Nice design. A great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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Grant Davis

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#2 posted 03-03-2008 02:20 AM

That is sweeeet, I am adding that to the to-do list

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#3 posted 03-03-2008 02:42 AM

Almost too pretty to get sawdust on. Good job.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 03-03-2008 03:00 AM

Looks too pretty to use as a lowly chop saw stand!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 03-03-2008 03:00 AM

That is a nice chop saw station. You have combined both form and function. Very nice. After seeing posts like this I am going to have to re-do mine. (Deep sigh) another project added to my ever growing list.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 03-03-2008 03:07 AM

Very nice station, looks too good to get covered in sawdust

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#7 posted 03-03-2008 03:09 AM

Is this an original design or did you get plans for this beautiful workhorse? I know someone that is very interested in building something like this.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#8 posted 03-03-2008 03:31 AM

I saw one of similar design at the Norfolk, VA Wood Craft shop. After asking them if I could shoot some pictures they said yes. After getting my pictures, one of the employees said they had a book with the design. After some searching, I found it. Title: Ingenious Jigs & Shop Accessories ISBN#:1-56158-296-4
I got the plans from the book. Gary, Scott, and Karson helped me build it so I’ll place credit where credit is due. Here it is for around $9.00

-- Brian, Virginia Beach

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#9 posted 03-03-2008 03:35 AM

It looks like TRANSFORMER. Very trust station.

-- Libris, South Korea

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#10 posted 03-03-2008 03:42 AM

Plans are only as good as the people who execute them, and you did a great job of execution on this. I am needing something for my miter saw, and I think this will be just the thing. It looks a lot better than mine will though, I’m sure.

Again, good job.

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#11 posted 03-03-2008 04:10 AM

I only add a bottom and rear dust collection. Great job!

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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#12 posted 03-03-2008 05:16 AM

Very nice miter station. Nice blade on the saw too (I like mine also).

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#13 posted 03-03-2008 05:19 AM

I’ve been accused of this myself, but that is WAY to nice a piece for shop use! Great job, Brian!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 03-03-2008 06:39 AM

That is one spiffy chop saw stand. I like the design.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#15 posted 03-03-2008 05:31 PM

Sweet! That looks like it belongs in the living room, not the shop! That’s gotta make you smile when you walk out to the shop :).

-- Robb

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