Eventually, everyone seems to build their own saw till, and I’m no exception, because that’s what I’ve been thinking about as I finish up the shoe rack. So after the requisite internet research (think Dan and company), and taking a million measurements of my saws, I have a plan for my own. It’s nothing fancy, but it is at least less silly than my tool rack:
These are the side and front views here, I suppose. The rest of the drawing, not shown, contains labeled component parts. I must apologize for how little this looks like a three-dimensional piece; I know how it’s supposed to look because I drew it, but that doesn’t help you much. Unfortunately, Google SketchUp isn’t available for Linux, so I’m using Inkscape. Oh well.
[Update: A PDF file of the plan is on the Plans and Guides page. Here is the SVG file for the plans. You can download it; Illustrator, Inkscape, and other programs will edit it. You can view it in Firefox.]
Some of the features here include:
- Open top, in case I get a 38″ King-Kong-sized saw or something.
- Shelf on the bottom, for saw sets or dust.
- Dovetailed bottom.
- Wedged through tenons. I was on the fence about this, until I realized that I’d never done through tenons before, and that this would be a great project to screw them up on.
- Optional small panel for the shelf.
- Design requires just seven components.
- Possible use of hardware for interchangeable slots.
I’ve got the side sections to width and length already.