I had some fun with this one, it still needs a bit of tweaking, need to add some details and adjust some dimensions, but I thought I’d throw it up to share until I have time to go back over it.
I combined a pretty standard style Router cabinet from an issue of Wood magazine, with a Miter Saw cart from Fine Woodworking, and plopped them both onto a mobile base from another issue of Wood. The Miter Saw station has a flip up, extendable wing on the left side, and on the right side the idea is the router fence could simply be brought flush to serve as a fence (if my spacing is correct, then the fence will cover the router bit so you won’t even need to lower the bit)
I still need to add details like the hinges, t-track, etc, and the exact sizes will be dependent on the kind of miter saw I end up getting (all the complex models I just grabbed from the 3D warehouse) but I mostly wanted to see if the overall design I had in my head would work out, which I believe it will (Compared to having them seperate it saves about a foot and a half of width, I only have about a 24” x 72” footprint I can store this in, and it came in well under that)
I also wanted to be able to dismount the miter saw, and drop a planer in, and then simply remove the fences so the wing and router table can serve as infeed/outfeed tables, tho a planer is not in my future anytime soon (I don’t have easy access to rough lumber so its not as much of a priority as for many people)
The style is also significantly different than the workbench project, I’m debating which I like more, tho its pretty easy to adjust either one once I’ve settled on a given look (I want everything in the shop to have a common style).
As always comments/criticism/nitpicking/cookies/pictures of hot chicks are welcome, Sketchup file is here anyone that wants to check it out.
edit: I realized that two of the pictures were before I made a minor modification, I added an extended table top to the miter saw station, I realized when the wing folded down it was hitting the support wing, this should fix that. Also I noticed one of the drawers I must have moved in the wrong direction when I “opened” it. I’m just too lazy to change the pics right now lol!
-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.