Miter saw and storage rack.

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Project by mark76wa posted 04-30-2015 07:18 AM 2155 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a really cool table saw a ways back but it is way too big. I have to pull it out in the driveway in order to do anything other than the smallest cuts safely.

I am in the process of reorganizing my shop. My miter saw was always tucked away under my bench. My shop is very small that I never brought it out. I would like to use my miter saw to cut longer boards down to size before I cut them to final size on my table saw.

This is the first step in reorging my shop. The gist is out of Shop Notes. Do to my limited space, I had to make some modifications.

The main work surface is at 35’’. I wanted the bottom shelf to be able to store my scroll saw and sander so I measures accordingly for the shelf. It just so happened that a gallon paint can would fit on the ground under it. I needed three shelves to store my lumber on top. I also had to have a space for my drill press. I cut a hole in the work surface and mounted the base to the underside. Lastly, I put up some peg board.

The construction is 2×4s mounted to the wall with 5-1/2 lag bolts. The support arms are 2×6 for the main surface and 2×4s for the shelves with 1/2 ply on each side. the main work surface is 3/4 ply and the shelving is 1/2 ply.

I still need to add the dust box for the top of the miter saw. I plan on using PVC pipe to run dust collection to both the drill press and for the miter saw. I have the parts but just haven’t figured it out yet.

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#1 posted 04-30-2015 08:08 AM

Nice work, looks great.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 04-30-2015 04:01 PM

Im likin’ your storage rack. If only. The permanent miter saw setup is excellent as well. Having to deal with the Mrs. car every time dictates every thing is on wheels. Well dane.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 04-30-2015 07:35 PM

looks like you packed a lot of function in a small space…. enjoy

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#4 posted 04-30-2015 11:55 PM

Teaching your son the woodworking trade at a young age….............. priceless

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#5 posted 05-01-2015 02:04 AM

Wow, and I thought I was space challenged. Very unique use of the space you have.

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#6 posted 05-03-2015 01:51 PM

Great job with such a small space! I love seeing kids in the shop…

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