Power Saw Shedlet :)




About: Woodsman and field tutor on a week day. Life long inventor, designer, engineer for the rest of the time. From items that make life easier to items with no reason to be....other than the idea popped into my h...

When I had to downsize recently my trusty power saw, which used to reside in my garage, was relegated to hiding under a tarpaulin in the garden. there was no way it would fit in my workshop so I decided it needed a small shed all to itself, a shedlet :).

A shedlet that can come apart in seconds to make the saw available for use!

Step 1: The Thinking

Some measuring up showed that if the saw was placed at the corner of the workshop, it would miss the doors and any material being cut (in red on the drawing) would run down the side of the workshop with the piece being cut overhanging the flower bed.

Step 2: The Building...

With some hardcore, cement and some paving slabs I soon had a nice hard standing to mount the saw, which arrived in it's position after much heaving and levering!

Step 3: The Fixed Framing

A bunch of 2 by 4's were cut and fixed to make a framework that does not get in the way of any of the working parts of the saw but will support the roof and removable walls.

Step 4: The Roof

The roof is made from marine ply, the back part is fixed, the front part hinges up out of the way when the saw is in use.

Step 5: The Roof Covering

Once cut out the hinged roof was covered in butyl rubber sheet and a piano hinge attached it to the frame.

The rest of the roof was then covered and a flashing strip connects it too the workshop to keep it watertight.

Step 6: The Walls

The short side behind the motor does not need to be removed so it was clad in larch lap planks.

The other short wall does need to be removed so a removable frame was constructed and the larch lap was stapled on.

The long side only needed to be removable above the height of the cutting bed of the saw, so I stapled the larch lap to the lower portion and constructed sockets for a frame that slots in for the upper part of the wall. The last gap, back to the workshop is a lightweight wooden frame covered with a sheet of reinforced PVC sheet.

The sides have a simple release catch that allows them all to be lifted out in less than a minute.

Step 7: All Done and in Use!

Once the saw was safely weather proofed it was not long before it was in use....I had 50 bits of aluminium to cut, the thought of using a hack saw by hand certainly pulled this project to the fore :)

saw running (1) from Rog8811 on Vimeo.



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    4 Discussions


    1 year ago

    Cool old saw.


    1 year ago

    @darrenah, my Achilles heal is cutting straight by hand and as I get older wielding a hacksaw becomes more of an effort. Power saws like this one can be picked up for very little money on ebay or Craigs list.

    @Alywolf England can be a pretty damp old place too, the thing with the saw is it is donkeys years old and the grey cast iron has been impregnated with cutting fluid, oil and grease over the years and is pretty much impervious to rust!

    A trial shedlet would not cost much in either time or money, got to be worth a try :)


    1 year ago

    this is awesome! I am looking for some suggestions and thoughts for my issue. we have a carport open to the weather and live in a very rainy marine environment. I have a few items that I want to have out there so they can be used with out moving then but any exposed steel or iron rusts rapidly. I am thinking of maybe making little mini sheds for each but not sure if it is enough


    1 year ago

    Very cool! I see where a power saw could come in very handy! Thanks for sharing.