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World Maker Faire New York is this weekend and I will be doing bandsaw demos. I looked on line for a cheap, portable bandsaw to bring to the fair and in this video you see the 10-inch saw I purchased for the occasion. It’s a ” bench top” saw small enough for mounting on—a bench top.

But since I will using this one at the fair I’ll need a stand with a shelf for the small vacuum. I used 5/8″ square stock steel for the legs,2′x2″ angle iron for the top frame, and 1/8″ x 3/4″ flat stock for a simple old school industrial deco arch I put on each side. The arch sides are inspired by the Eiffel Tower. I recently saw a picture of the tower and it gave me the idea for the detail.

Materials
2″x2″ angle iron
5/8″ square stock
3/4″ bamboo ply
Nuts and bolts

Tools
Hand-held bandsaw
Welder
Grinder
Table saw

In each episode of DiResta (every other Wednesday), artist and master builder Jimmy DiResta (Dirty MoneyHammeredAgainst the GrainTrash for Cash) lets us into his workshop, to look over his shoulder while he builds whatever strikes his fancy.

Jimmy DiResta

I make stuff.


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Comments

  1. Brad says:

    What is finish? Just black paint? Love the stand. Usually make them out of 2×4, and crap they get heavy. I need to get/learn to use a welder, so I can make lighter weight steel stands and jigs.

  2. Clay Roe says:

    I have, apparently, been using a tape measure incorrectly for literally my entire life.

    Thanks, DiResta!

  3. Jerry Carter says:

    I’ve read to push a weld but you appear to pull yours? Can you offer some guidance here? I’m trying to become educated in welding as I save up for what was recommended to me in the way of gear.