Dual Miter Saw station #3: Clamp extension and finishing

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Blog entry by Tooch posted 09-03-2016 12:57 AM 447 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Adding the side wing cabinets Part 3 of Dual Miter Saw station series Part 4: Prep for face frame, attaching the saw »

Accepting the fact that I was not going to finish the entire job before shool starts, I decided it was most important to get a few coats of finish on the main cavities before the kids come back to school on Tuesday. I started with the top, as that is the most important and will require at least 3 coats. I went with Minwax Special Walnut stain, which so happened to win “Tooch’s favorite stain of the year” from 2005-2012.

As the stain was drying, I took some time to add this little extension to the left end. There are 2 screws and 2 through bolts held in place with locknuts on the inside.

I plan to use it to clamp my pocket jig onto, so I found a piece of maple just wide enough for The Kreg clamp that comes with the kit.

By the time I got this all done and ate lunch, I was able to get a coat of Poly on the top.

And then as the poly was drying, I got the first coat of stain on the insides of the cabinets. May not look like a lot of progress, but it was a LOT of surface area. This almost took me 4 hours just to stain!

The finished product proves it was worth the effort:

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 09-03-2016 01:49 AM

That looks great. Special Walnut in the favorite stain in The Old Rednek Workshop as well. Love the color. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 09-03-2016 03:35 AM

It looks great. That special walnut was my favorite for many years too. So what have you been doing all summer instead of building this station? LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 09-03-2016 12:14 PM

Nice looking station,Tooch!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 09-13-2016 11:23 AM

Very snazzy work area. Nicely done

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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