Band saw stand & shop update

I recently bought a new band saw (from Woodcraft in St Louis)  but it didn’t come with a stand so I built one from scrap 3/4 plywood and some 2x4s.  I originally wanted to have the saw up on casters so it could be mobile but I haven’t added them yet because I have plenty of room at the moment for it.  I can always add them as time goes on.  The Rikon saw I bought is a 10″ model so its footprint is small but works for what I need and Rikon covers it with a five year warranty which is awesome.  Anyway so the stand is jointed using my Kreg pocket hole jig and some coarse thread 2 1/2 and 1 1/2 screws.  The joints are so strong you don’t need any glue.  If this were more of a heavy duty stand I would have used more screws and added glue.  The saw only weighs 70lbs so I’m confident this will work nicely.

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This was where the saw was before the stand. Not exactly easy to use.

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As for the shop well its been growing as far as tools go.  I’m adding pieces here and there as I get more cash.  My mother&father-in-law gave me a gift card to Harbor Freight and I grabbed up some much needed items like files, router bits, a digital caliper, clamps, a Japanese flush cut saw, and a few other things.  That place is cool but just know that not all their items are made with quality in mind.

Oh yeah this little beauty saves a lot of time when changing angles on the tablesaw.  Its a digital angle gauge.  First you zero it out on the table top then stick it to the blade and start tilting it.

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