Going into the depths of my stone basement workshop space to share my scroll saw set up including the free plans to build a scroll saw stand. Before I ever started working with wood I did a lot of sewing and I think the reason I’m in love with scrolling is because it’s extremely similar to sewing – except with wood. At any rate when your interests collide and overlap it’s like a giant burst of awesome and anything seems possible.
Sharing a DIY tutorial to build a scroll saw stand including free plans. How I set up my scroll saw station on a DIY stand including a little dust collection.
Sure you can buy the scroll saw stand that is made to fit your saw but you can also make one. And building your own is probably cheaper and most likely sturdier and you can add all the customization you want. There are a few scroll saw stand plans out there and I used inspiration from Kenneth Van Winkle’s plans here.
Built from 2×4 studs, a 4×4 post and a 2×12 board my scroll saw stand is solid as a rock. It fits my Dewalt scroll saw perfectly and I added a bungee cord on the front to hold a shop vac hose in place for dust collection. This lower dust collection does help but it doesn’t completely eliminate the dust.
The bungee cord keeps the hose in position and allows me to easily remove for quick clean up on the work surface table and around the base.
I have the hose positioned just to the right of the bevel knob so it doesn’t interfere with the blade. Works like a charm and I can still use my shop vac for other things.
The three leg design of the scroll saw stand virtually eliminates any vibration. I didn’t even attach the saw to the stand although I recommend doing so. I was contemplating lifting the back of the saw ever so slightly so as to tilt the work table which helps ease any neck strain but so far I’m happy with it being level. This scroll saw weighs 65 pounds and hasn’t moved an inch since I placed in on the stand even when cutting through 1 1/2″ material.
The stool I sit at is counter height which lifts me a little above the work table. You definitely want to consider your saw’s work table height and your stool height before building the stand.
In step 1 assemble the front legs to the aprons. I used a countersink bit to predrill holes for the 2 1/2″ wood screws. Many of the cuts for this stand are done with a 5 degree miter so pay attention to your angles.
I hope you enjoy this scroll saw stand as much as I enjoy using it. Please be sure to share your builds and tag me on social media.
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And if you’re looking for some scroll saw project ideas I’ve got a few. Click on the photo: