Workshop Update #1: Organizing Miter saw bench.

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Blog entry by bj383ss posted 01-05-2012 03:17 PM 9590 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello everyone,

For Xmas one of my gifts was a new Dewalt 12” miter saw. This bad boy is alot bigger thant he cheapo Ryobi that I have which has served me well for 6 years now but the brake has gone. So I had to make a new drop down table for the Dewalt to fit. Fortunately the miter saw station I built hangs on cleats on the wall. Well it just so happens that on the right side I had to extend the cleat about 10 inches past the bench to catch the next stud in the wall. So it was real easy to just pull the drop down table out make one 5 inches wider slide the right part of the bench down the wall 5 inches and bam miter saw station fixed.

I also made some ZCL’s for the Miter saw out of pecan.

While I was at it I decided to add some more wood storage on the left side in an open space. I orignially had my air compressor inside of a cabinet I built to make it quiter, but I never use this air compressor that much and the cabinet didn’t really do its job well. So I tore apart the cabinet and faced the air compressor the other direction to gain more room under the cabinet

I was able to get rid of the shelving at the end of the miter saw bench and move my OSS to this spot and clear up some floor space.

Sander was in this spot to the right of the Planer.

Today I am going to clear this space and move the lathe hear against the wall.



4 comments so far

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#1 posted 01-05-2012 04:27 PM

Great job! Like the way you have your cut offs organized, great idea.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 01-05-2012 09:07 PM

Nice 0 clearance insert for your chop saw! I have the same model and have been putting off making one of my own.I plan on using Corian a scrap I have laying around.I love my Dewalt chop saw this model is the next best thing to having a slider too many moving parts I am afraid I will cut my arm off with a slider.Keep up the good work shop looks great chipy

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#3 posted 01-05-2012 09:38 PM


This is a great MS Bench and good use of your space for your cutoff’s. Also reminds me that I need to make some ZCI’s for my miter saw also.


Corian ….. another good idea.

Thanks for sharing!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#4 posted 01-06-2012 07:47 PM

Great saw improvement. A very nice job.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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