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    I joined the forum a couple of weeks ago, makes for fascinating reading. I just got my first scrollsaw for christmas and I'm fascinated by the posibilities for it. I'm not sure how artistic I will be with it but it should be fun (or frustrating) trying to learn. I haven't been able to even get it out of the box yet. That was my plans for last weekend, but a wind storm blew the roof off of my garage. Anyway planning on getting it out this weekend, which brings up the question I have. I need a plan for building a stand for it, If anyone has suggestions or designs, I would greatly appreciate it.

  • #2
    Hi Carringer--
    Welcome to the group. I think you will like it here. Before your questions can be answered correctly you need to volunteer a bit more info. I.E., What brand is your saw? What is the model # (if the brand makes more than one model), and where are you going to use your saw--shop, garage, bedroom, basement, etc? Some manufacturers make stands for their saws and others don't. Some folks rather build their own stands, others prefer the "ready-made" general purpose tool stands that you can purchase from outfits like Home Depot and Lowes. 'Course if you live in Botswana, those may not be an option. Once again, welcome.
    Old Mooner


    • #3
      Hi Carringer

      Welcome to the forum . If it's any consolation, I've lost a couple of workshops roofs in high winds too. At least the latest one seems to be weather-proof.

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      • #4
        Thanks for the reply, I will be in my gargage. I didn't want spend a lot of money on a saw to start with, ( in case of the frustration thing), so I got a ryobi 16". I would prefer to build my own. I still have a lot of usable scraps left from building my deck this summer i.e 2x6s and 2x4s. I also have several heavy laminated oak boards (like the use to floor tractor trailors with) curtasy of my father in TN. I love these board because of their weight and strength. You can't drive a nail in them with out drilling a pilot hole. But anyway that is what I have to work with. Thanks again.


        • #5
          Mike, try this one.

          It's a good general SS stand and you should be able to build it with the materials you have.

          . . . because each piece will be someone's heirloom someday.
          visit sometime
          Hawk 220VS, Delta 40-570


          • #6

            I appreciate the help.



            • #7
              I'm near you in glen burnie

              First of all let me saw PHEW!!! I haven't been on here in quite a while and I thought I would NEVER EVER get back in. But thanks to Bob we straightened out things and I'M BACK!! Now Carringer - I live near you in Glen Burnie. If you ever need any "local advice" on obtaining wood or anything just let me know and I will be glad to help. As you have found out by now, this is a great group of people in here. They have helped me out many times in the past. Just wanted to say HI to everyone again and look forward to exchanging ideas again.

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