Do you really need to spend $15,000 on a computer-controlled plasma-cutting table to make elaborate cuts in incredibly hard steel?
Well, if you’re in a hurry, then yeah, you should probably buy one of those tables (or find someone else who already has one).
But if you’ve got some time, such as, let’s say, a year or so, then good news: Such metalwork is totally doable on your own with simple tools.
For proof, consider this: A copy of Jimmy DiResta’s portable bandsaw stand, which I made primarily with a jigsaw.
Full report coming soon to ProjectLab.How.
Jimmy DiResta's portable bandsaw stand video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf8So17o8oU
Same thing, but with Jimmy's narration (very helpful if you're going to build it): https://youtu.be/UchnmA7JZtQ
Jimmy's vlog where he answers my question: https://youtu.be/IKwIuIr0lD4?t=12m53s
Kevin Caron's video on how to precisely cut sheet metal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8MkdN3e1RU
Eastwood MIG 135 welder: https://www.eastwood.com/mig-welder-110vac-135a-output.html
My review of that welder (it's great): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg7WOOQrErw
Harbor Freight portable bandsaw (regularly goes on sale for around $100): https://www.harborfreight.com/10-Amp-Deep-Cut-Variable-Speed-Band-Saw-Kit-63444.html
Want to try making this? Hit up Jimmy on Twitter to get him to send you his design file: https://twitter.com/JimmyDiResta
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