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Band Saw Shelf

When working with small pieces at my band saw, there wasn't a handy place to set them aside. So I mounted a plywood shelf to the arm of the saw, as shown in the drawing at right.

To provide clearance for the lower door of the band saw, the shelf is built up above the arm with a spacer block. To attach the spacer block, I drilled and tapped the cast iron arm to accept a pair of machine screws (see detail).

With the spacer block in place, all that's left to do is to attach the shelf to the block with screws.
Band Saw Shelf

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