Leg Stand For Stationary Tools
Build this leg stand as a sturdy support for any tool. Following these easy plans to size the stand for any tool in your shop.
A leg stand, with its tapered and slightly splayed legs, makes a sturdy yet good-looking base for any machine. Use the dimensions shown in the Materials List to make one for your router table, or alter the lengths of the parts and make one to fit some other machine in your shop. To size the parts for any machine, follow these guidelines:
1) Subtract 1-5/8" from the length of the machine for the length of the side rails (A).
2) Subtract 3-1/4" from the width of the machine for the length of the end rails (B). (Be sure to measure for top edge.)
3) Subtract 3" from the length of the side rails (A) for the length of the cleats (C).
4) Multiply the total height by 1.074 for the length of the blanks for the leg halves (D). Screw a piece of plywood to the cleats and bolt your machine to it. Now, here's how to put your leg stand together.
Screw a piece of plywood to the cleats and bolt your machine to it. Now, here's how to put your leg stand together.
After cutting the rails (A) and (B) to the dimensions shown on the drawing, screw them together to form a rectangular frame. Fit the cleats (C) into the rail frame and screw them in place. Set the frame aside.
Cut blanks for the leg halves (D) to size, and before forming the legs, drill the holes where shown. Remember to make mirrored pairs. Bevel-rip the mating edges. Then, with the saw blade tilted at the same angle, cut the spline slots into the bevels. Next, make the angled and beveled cuts at the top and bottom of each leg half. Do not cut the leg tapers until the halves have been glued together.