Homemade Scroll Saw Stand

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Homemade Scroll Saw Stand
A small stand will support a scroll saw. (construction tools, saw image by Greg Pickens from Fotolia.com)

Woodworking projects require you to cut various types of wood with certain types of saws. Depending on the type of project you are working on, you may need a scroll saw. If you have a small scroll saw, you may need a stand to use the saw effectively. You may be able to make a stand for your scroll saw from lumber already sitting in your garage or shop.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Mitre saw
  • Nails
  • Nail gun
  • Pencil
  • 2-by-4 lumber
  • 3/4-inch plywood

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Determine the height of the stand, such as 30 inches. Measure and mark four 2-by-4 boards at 30 inches. Cut them to this length with the circular saw.

  2. 2

    Set the mitre saw to a 45-degree right-side cut and saw the bottom of two of the boards. Set the mitre saw to a 45-degree left-side cut and saw the bottom of the remaining two boards.

  3. 3

    Measure and cut two 2-by-4 boards to a length of 24 inches. Measure and cut two additional 2-by-4 boards to a length of 20 inches.

  4. 4

    Set the mitre saw to a 45-degree right-side cut. Saw a 45-degree angle on the right end of each 2-by-4 board. Set the mitre saw for 45-degree left-side cut. Saw a 45-degree angle on the left end of each 2-by-4 board.

  5. 5

    Set two of the 30-inch 2-by-4 boards so they are on their sides and parallel. Place one of the 24-inch 2-by-4 boards between the two 30-inch boards, near the bottom. Place one of the 20-inch 2-by-4 boards at the top of the 30-inch boards. Make sure the boards are flush.

  6. 6

    Nail the boards together to create one side of the stand. Repeat the process to create the other end of the stand.

  7. 7

    Measure and cut another section of 2-by-4 board to a length of 20 inches.

  8. 8

    Measure the width of the bottom cross-section or support on each side of the stand. Mark the centre of the support.

  9. 9

    Set the two side pieces upright so they are parallel. Place the 20-inch 2-by-4 board on the. Nail the 2-by-4 board to the cross-section. This is the base for the stand.

  10. 10

    Measure the distance between the top of the 2-by-4 boards at the top of the bench, including the width and the length. Transfer the measurements to a piece of 3/4-inch plywood and cut the plywood with the circular saw.

  11. 11

    Set the cut piece of plywood on top of the stand and nail it in place

Tips and warnings

  • Secure the scroll saw to the stand with bolts using a power drill and a socket wrench.

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