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Leg Stand For Stationary Tools

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Add the legs
Add the legs
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Clamping the legs (D) to the frame
(A/B/C) holds them at the proper
angle while you finish clamping
their length.
Add the legs
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Add the legs

Clamp the frame upside down on your workbench. Apply glue to the mating bevels of the leg halves, and insert the splines. While holding the halves together by hand, clamp the legs to the frame. This holds the halves at the proper angle while you finish clamping the length of the leg, as shown in the photo. When the glue is dry, mark the tapers on the legs, and cut with a jigsaw or bandsaw. Clean up the cuts with a couple of passes over your jointer. Rout the round-overs, and using the holes drilled in the legs as guides, drill the holes in the frame.

Bolt the legs in place, and if needed, cut a piece of plywood and screw it to the cleats. Place your tool on the stand, and mark the locations of the mounting bolts with a pencil.

Drill the holes and apply the finish of your choice. When the finish is dry, bolt your machine in place and enjoy safe, rock-solid woodworking.


Comments (6)
daxthelm2 wrote:

Built this plan almost 10 years ago. Substituted a glue block instead of the spline and added casters. Very sturdy and stable, much more than any metal leg set.

6/21/2012 07:42:54 PM Report Abuse
Mike-Corson wrote:

If you click the "Print" link then select all the data and paste it in a Word or WordPad document, the larger pictures will be included with the page.

4/13/2012 10:05:06 AM Report Abuse
george1930 wrote:

I'm having a problem with measurments. Making the base narrower and shorter than the machine confuses me. I'm missing something here-maybe I'm just dumb??

4/12/2012 01:42:38 PM Report Abuse
kplywood1 wrote:

Well-timed as I intend to pick-up a planer on the next purchase. Nice plan, however with my eyes I need to enlarge to get the fine details and the information from the Materials list. And, the enlarge feature is not working.

12/9/2011 11:51:33 AM Report Abuse

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