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Old 11-20-2009, 05:56 PM   #16
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Klaw, Figure out how much plywood you will need and estimate the total cost before you start. If you make the wings as torsion boxes, I think you can get by with ” Baltic Birch. You will need four wings, that is two wings for the miter saw height and two for the Table Saw height. That is unless someone can figure out a way to use one set of wings on two different height saws.

Design the wings to make the most efficient use of the panel size. To me that would mean a wing length of four or six ft, but make it what is best for you. When designing the width of the wings remember the space lost through the saw kerfs.

Here is a link on building a torsion box although this example is many times stronger than what you will need.
http://www.finewoodworking.com/Commu....aspx?id=26506
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:03 PM   #17
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We had an old metal-based computer desk that was no longer used. we disassembled the keyboard slide out tray, flipped it upside down and added 2X4s to the legs so they would accept casters. That also seemed to stabilize the table a good deal. We use 4" multi-directional casters with locks so it moves over terrain a little bit easier. We mounted the miter saw off center to leave a bit of a work area on one side. I added lenghts of 1X2s to the sides and back of the table and screwed in some hooks to hold stuff and mounted a power strip on the back edge of the saw. My work shop is 8X10' and I can move the table away from the wall and have plenty of room to manage whatever I'm mitering.
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Old 11-22-2009, 04:46 PM   #18
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Cool!. I like how some convert old gas barbeque frames.
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:15 PM   #19
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Totally off topic, but my hubby used a stainless steel 1/2 keg and an grocery store cart and made one of the best bar-b-ques ever. It lasted almost 25 years and the hinges on the stainless steel cover rusted
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Old 11-22-2009, 07:25 PM   #20
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Where do I file a complaint for cruelty. We won't have dinner for a couple of hours and you bring up South Texas bar-bque.
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:08 PM   #21
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This can supposedly go in the car if needed. Maybe if you have a Suburban.

This one is from the current issue of Fine Woodworking.
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