Sunday, May 29, 2016

DIY Scroll Saw Stand for the DeWalt DW788

I designed and built this Scroll Saw Stand for my DeWalt DW788 scroll saw.  Watch the video below to see how I made it, then continue reading for more info.


This scroll saw stand can be customized to fit other saws as well.  Below are some of the features that I incorporated into the saw:
  • Added casters so I can move it around and even take it outside on nice days.
  • On-board storage allows for a place to keep scroll saw accessories and blades in the top bin, and the larger bin at the bottom can be used for cut-offs and scrap.
  • The stand has a small footprint and is 25" tall, but can be customized with risers to make the saw tilt forward to reduce neck strain. 
Scroll Saw Stand

I have created a 20-page detailed set of plans for this project and made them available for purchase on my Etsy store.  The plans included measured drawings, plywood layouts, actual size cutting templates, and detailed assembly diagrams and pictures.  If you would like to build one of these stands, please consider purchasing the plans.  Click here for the plans!

Scroll Saw Stand Plans

23 comments:

  1. Cool stand! I'd make one but too broke to buy wood right now. Still have lots of pallet wood, though. I'm already formulating adjustable height in my head.

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    1. I think this would look cool out of pallet wood. I thought about putting a hinge under the front and having an adjustment notch or holes at the back. Then I thought that I would just set it once and forget it, or not really need to adjust it more than a few degrees so I didn't do it. Good idea for a saw that multiple people might use though.

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    2. Eso si, la sencillez es bonita si es practica

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  2. @disc what's wrong with using pallet wood?

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  3. Great stand steve will try this one out thanks

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  4. nice stand Steve. I would like to have the plans

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  5. Nice job Steve, I only wish you'd done it about a year ago. I ended up purchasing a metal stand for my Excalibur.

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    1. Hey in St Paul! Thanks! Maybe you need to get a second saw so you can build the stand. ;)

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  6. Very nice stand, Steve. The only thing that you might want to modify for is an on/off foot pedal switch. Much easier to scrollsaw with it than having to move your hand off the workpiece to turn the machine on and off.

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    1. Hi Lee - Thanks! I will be getting a pedal and a magnifying light this week. I also want to add some sort of arm holder upper too. Gotten lots of suggestions to buy one or make my own. Steve...

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  7. Hi Steve, just watched you great idea for a scroll saw stand as I am just getting into scroll saw work I too made one and I also just made a mobile stand in March but mine has a built in seat, do you not think this is an idea you might consider as you add weight to the stand and thus help remove vibration! here's a link to mine for your interest
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgCQa2Hrjoo

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    1. Hi David - Thanks for sharing your cool stand with us! It is really neat. I don't have much space, so I am making my comfy drum throne do double-duty. It has an adjustable height and it's probably the most comfy thing I've ever sat on. Subscribed to your channel and will catch up on your videos.

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  8. Hi Steve, I just finished the scroll saw project. Came out great and the plans are easy to follow. Like to put a picture on here but I'm not sure how to do that. Maybe I'll put it in an email.

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    1. Hi Ralph! Glad to hear the project came out well. My email is thecarmichaelworkshop@gmail.com or feel free to post it on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheCarmichaelWorkshop/

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  9. Hi Steve!!

    you just cool... I like your videos so much amd your smile during work

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  10. I just downloaded the plans and picking up the plywood tomorrow. The plans look great and easy to follow. I will send pictures when finished.

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    1. Great George! Thank you for getting the plans. Looking forward to seeing it. Do something to personalize it.

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  11. Thanks for the video Steve. I just resurrected and restored an old scroll saw that a neighbour was throwing away. It looks gorgeous now and works perfectly but I need a stand for it. I've done some searching and yours is the one I like the most. I will send a photo when done.

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  12. Thanks for the video Steve. I just resurrected and restored an old scroll saw that a neighbour was throwing away. It looks gorgeous now and works perfectly but I need a stand for it. I've done some searching and yours is the one I like the most. I will send a photo when done.

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