|Project by mark76wa||posted 04-30-2015 07:18 AM||1661 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
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.