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Planning the Makeover #3: SketchUp Plans - Miter Saw & Router Mobile Workstation

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Blog entry by Jeison posted 02-19-2010 06:27 AM 14708 reads 9 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.



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OutPutter

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#1 posted 02-19-2010 07:05 AM

Man, I’d love to have something like that. I have my miter saw screwed onto the top of an old cooler. Yuk. I bet you’re going to be sorry you left holes in the drawer fronts though. I love sweeping up the sawdust at the end of a good day in the shop but I don’t like it inside my drawers.

Best,

-- Jim

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REDOAK075

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#2 posted 02-19-2010 07:07 AM

THATS A GOOD USE OF SPACE. NICE SKETCH UP WORK. I HAVE SEEN THAT BOTTOM PORTION OF THE CART BEFORE. WHAT IS THE BOX FOR, ON THE BOTTOM BETWEEN THE CASTERS?

-- REDOAK075, SAN DIMAS - CA

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Jeison

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#3 posted 02-19-2010 07:41 AM

Ah logic, my one weakness…maybe the finger holes weren’t such a hot idea….meh, easy fix

REDOAK, thats a series of rails to stiffen the base and help distribute the weight…here’s what it looks like from underneath…

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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GMman

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#4 posted 02-19-2010 03:12 PM

That is a great idea

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Jeison

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#5 posted 02-19-2010 07:52 PM

Fixed the link (they keep breaking for some reason, I been testing them right after I post and they work fine…stupid SkyDrive)

And to answer your question Dave, because that would be a logical, reasonable and intelligent course of action. And I would hope by now we’ve established thats just not how I roll facepalm Ironically as much as I grab from there it never occurred to me to upload my stuff, I’ll try that later.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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dluna333

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#6 posted 07-25-2014 03:15 AM

You wouldn’t happen to still have the sketchup files would you? Seems the link doesn’t work. :(

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