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( Less Than ) Ultimate Miter Saw Station

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Blog series by pintodeluxe updated 05-19-2014 04:32 PM 2 parts 16855 reads 26 comments total

Part 1: Building the Box and Shelf

05-05-2014 05:46 PM by pintodeluxe | 16 comments »

Well, after wrestling with boards at my miter saw on my last project I decided I needed some improvements. This is what I came up with. It is the “Less Than Ultimate” Miter Station.----- It was inspired by the Ultimate Miter Saw Station in the June 2010 issue of Woodworkers Journal.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LmSVvOnxsI-----I built a plywood base to support the tables, and topped it with a Melamine shelf. I made the plywood box 5” tall, so it would have some beam s...

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Part 2: Dust Collection Bag

05-19-2014 04:32 PM by pintodeluxe | 10 comments »

I already have tool-activated dust collection on my miter saw, however I wanted to add a dust collection bag for passive dust collection as well. ----- First I built a frame from flexible fiberglass rods. Mine were repurposed from a child’s play tent. I think PVC pipe, or a metal frame would work just as well. -----Next I picked up some slick black bag fabric, and sewed a bag to fit the frame. In the rear of the collection bag, I made a passage for the vacuum hose. -----To keep du...

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