|Project by Chuck McIntyre||posted 12-01-2014 09:49 AM||2772 views||7 times favorited||4 comments|
I have been trolling lumberjocks for a few months looking for ideas to make my shop area more efficient. After combining a lot of different projects from various publications and this forum, here is the (nearly) finished product. I started with some open storage cabinets (3/4” birch plywood) with movable shelves for tools, etc. I added a 92” removable work surface (3/4” plywood with a 1/4” hardboard covering trimmed out with poplar 1×3’s). Having this removable work surface allowed me to use a portion underneath for miter saw storage (when not in use) with the option to raise the miter saw up to cabinet-top level with the use of a cleat. The miter saw is mounted on the same 3/4” plywood with 1/4” hardboard cover design as the removable work surface. After putting this all together it occurred to me that a dedicated cabinet at the far-right end would be a great router table station with nearly 10’ of space to the left for running stock. I am getting ready to put together a crosscut sled for my table saw and will be building an extension fence with the Kreg track system that will be able to be used on either the miter saw station or the crosscut sled. Still working on the engineering for that project. Thank you for all of your inspiration and ideas!
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