DO IT YOURSELF
mark a line for pilot holes. Space
them equally along the sheet, start
at about 3 inches from each end.
Use five screws per side.
Run the screws in. Stand back
and take a look at the site of
your benchtop planer (or jointer,
or bandsaw or drill press). If you
decide to use this stand for a
Pilot holes are required to take
screws into each 2x6 end.
small bandsaw, I suggest building a box on top of the top,
about 5 to 8 inches tall, open at
the ends. This elevates the bandsaw to a useful height, while also
providing some blade storage.
To add a shelf, use 1/4-inch
sanded plywood, cut to width.
Measure the inside of the stand
Use a square to draw lines for the
pilot holes. Drill the pilot holes.
just above the bottom braces.
Cut the plywood to length. Fasten
in place with four 1-inch flathead
power-drive screws on each side.
The stand isn’t pretty—after
all, this is construction lumber,
made to be used inside walls.
But it will outlast a couple of
portable planers. EHT
Lay out the pilot holes through
the top and into the frame.
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