Toolwell Mitre Box Station

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Project by Airframer posted 04-17-2015 03:31 AM 1594 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As you can see .. no matter how hard I try my bench top is always a mass of organized chaos while working on a project. As such tasks such as setting up a mitre box then removing it and moving on to the next step only to have to scoot everything back out of the way to set it back up has made it sit unused a lot of the time simply because I couldn’t be bothered the trouble lol.

I had an idea last night of a mitre box station that hangs onto the back of my workbenches toolwell so it can be left up and still leave my benchtop “available” (as much as it ever is) for other tasks without setup time wasted.

So after thinking about it all night I got busy this morning throwing caution to the wind and putting this together.

Here are more pics of the mounting brackets and how it is all held together..

The whole thing is anchored in place by 2 wing nuts that thread into 2 threaded holes in the underside of the back toolwell wall.

I plan to make a movable board jack to hang next to it for cutting longer stock but that is for another day.

Thanks for looking!

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#1 posted 04-17-2015 03:53 AM

Very cool. I made a pencil/screw driver holder off a similar concept. Only problem is that the miterbox there, will have the same issue as when it’s on the bench top, all the saw dust goes into the tool well, at least that’s the problem I have lol

I like it though, nice work man!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#2 posted 04-17-2015 04:10 AM

Great idea!

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#3 posted 04-17-2015 12:16 PM

Awesome shop improvement. So practical, definitely improves shop functionality. Very impressive, Eric. Thanks for sharing the idea.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#4 posted 04-17-2015 01:41 PM

Looks great, Eric.
I sure want a miterbox…willing to trade a 2 year old Makita chop saw!
I’m serious!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#5 posted 04-17-2015 01:44 PM

Now I see how it attaches. Very good Eric.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#6 posted 04-17-2015 02:08 PM

Thanks guys!

Terry.. Keep looking you will eventually find one. Somehow after looking for a year if had 5 follow me home lol..

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#7 posted 04-17-2015 02:14 PM

That is a clever mod, Eric. Benchtop space is always at a premium, right? May it serve you well!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#8 posted 04-17-2015 04:43 PM

It’s a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 04-17-2015 08:24 PM

Great Idea and execution.

Oh, by the way, Mom says clean your room or you can’t go out Saturday.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#10 posted 04-17-2015 09:09 PM

Oh, by the way, Mom says clean your room or you can t go out Saturday.

- Grumpymike

But.. I don’t wanna!

Actually not a bad idea.. a shop douche is in order lol.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#11 posted 04-18-2015 12:32 PM

My shop seems to return to that state every time I start working. I’m glad I’m not the only one with that issue.

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#12 posted 04-20-2015 01:49 PM

As always, I didn’t pay attention to a thing you said but that miter box fuggin’ beautiful

-- ~Tony

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