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Miter Saw Station #5: Door, Drawers and Trays

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Blog entry by Lenny posted 04-20-2014 05:52 PM 1613 reads 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have completed the doors, drawers and pull-out trays of my miter saw station. The drawers are pretty basic. They are ¾ inch solid maple fronts, ½ inch Baltic birch sides and back and ¼ inch bottom. Either laziness or the fact that this is for a workshop, led me to use a locking rabbet joint for the drawer fronts versus dovetails.

I did the same for the pull-out trays. All the drawers and trays ride on full-extension drawer slides. For the doors, I went with solid maple rails and stiles and a Baltic Birch ¼ inch panel. I used mortise and tenon joinery for the frames and made these doors the full inset type.

I haven’t fully decided what will go where in the cabinets and drawers but as you can see in one photo, my oscillating spindle sander fits nicely in a tray.

I have lots of tools that I keep in their original case (jig saw, brad nailer, Kreg pocket hole kit and my Dremel tool for example). I can get them off the shop floor and into a tray or two. Speaking of trays, I went with four for now but depending on what I store, I could add additional trays within the cabinets.

This pretty much completes this project. As seen in the photos, I have purchased a 36” flexible hose (from Rockler) that I will use with my DC system to pick up dust at the rear of the cut. I will use a shop vac with fittings in place of the bag that comes with the saw. I suspect that will catch the majority of the dust but, as we all know, miter saws are notorious for throwing dust. Thanks for checking in on me.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI



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redryder

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#1 posted 04-20-2014 06:12 PM

Your shop is looking “tight”. And we know tight is right. Nice….................

-- mike...............

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patron

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#2 posted 04-20-2014 06:25 PM

looking real nice lenny

the new shop and tools
are agreeing with you

that sander on the tray
is a good idea
i got a little toy 4” jointer on one
under my radial arm saw

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 04-20-2014 06:45 PM

looks so clean and organized, the whole project turned out great, now its time to see some more woodwork..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Lenny

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#4 posted 04-20-2014 09:52 PM

Many thanks Mike, David and Grizz!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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ellen35

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#5 posted 04-20-2014 11:47 PM

Great job Lenny.
Your miter saw station is a work of art!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 04-21-2014 12:11 AM

Very nice Lenny.
Real clean, I like that.

I use a shop vac on my chop saw and it is not near enough. I like that you brought over the DC mains. I am afraid that you will need them.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Lenny

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#7 posted 04-21-2014 12:53 AM

Thanks Ellen. Perhaps I should start calling myself Leonardo instead of Leonard? Thanks Steve. Some dust still escapes but the more we can catch, the better.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#8 posted 04-21-2014 03:03 AM

Wow, wow, wow and more wow…truly beautiful…you could do this professionally!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 04-21-2014 03:09 AM

A great finish to a really nice project. It will be a great addition to your shop.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#10 posted 04-21-2014 05:11 AM

Looks really good from here. Nice work.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 04-21-2014 11:28 AM

Wow very nice Lenny and I really like the idea of the pull out trays, very nice indeed. Lots of storage and pleanty of top bench space for cutting. Excellent job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#12 posted 04-21-2014 11:38 AM

Thank you Matt, Willie, Bob and Dave.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#13 posted 04-21-2014 09:27 PM

Looks good!

-- Woodworking with Limited Tools

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#14 posted 04-21-2014 09:43 PM

Thank you CJ.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#15 posted 05-17-2014 12:00 AM

A super nice setup Lenny. Lots o storage, and overall just fantastic.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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