Sketch of the Day: Miter Saw Stand

I may have gotten a little carried away with this miter saw stand concept, the second of the Viewers’ Choice sketches.

You can clearly see the extensions that feature a fence. The extensions are supported by two gate-style arm assemblies on each side.

What’s the thing on top? It’s a hood to help contain dust. Near the back of the platform you’ll notice a hole, which is a port for a shop vacuum hose. The hood itself would create a very dark box by itself, so I created large slots to allow in light. The the inside would be covered with acrylic sheets in order to close off the hood.

The base is designed so that casters could be attached underneath.


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Make Some Sawdust!


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  1. Woo hoo! Keeping my fingers crossed that this becomes a plan. Thank you for sharing your talent!

  2. brilliant !! A few alterations and were home and dry. !! CHEERS

  3. Any indication as to when this might become a plan soon?

    • It won’t be until January, probably not until the end of the second week at the earliest. I’m pretty much taking next week off (there will be two blog posts each day, however), I’ve got two deadlines for DIY that require both writing and photography, a custom build, a meeting with a client about another custom build, and some freelance editorial work on top of everything else. So…just hang in there, it’s forthcoming. ;0)

      • Gotcha! Will your DIY articles be on the DIY website? You must be the enegizer bunny with all that you do. Thanks for the ideas and plans that you share. Merry Christmas! 🙂

      • Yep, they’ll be online. Being told they’ll probably be turned into scripts at some point as well (kinda excited about that!). I’ll post links when they’re up.

      • And Merry Christmas!

  4. Do you have sketchup plans available yet?

    Thank you

    • That is available as a plan now. Look on the plans page on under the shop section.

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