Ultimate Miter Saw Station

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Project by JSB posted 05-26-2015 02:34 AM 4991 views 39 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I’m calling it the “ultimate” miter saw station anyway :)
  • 14.5’ long.
  • 15 sheets of 3/4” ply.
  • No doors, all drawers.
  • 20 full extension 24” deep drawers.
  • One pull out tray (bottom left) for storing my planer out of the way.
  • 12” sliding miter saw with 4” dust collection port in the back of the dust box.
  • Custom Detroit Redwings drawer pulls cut on a CNC.
  • Stop block setup to the left of the blade with about 106” capacity.
  • The lower cabinet to the right of the blade is 48” long so a full 8’ board can be placed to the right of the blade and it won’t tip over the edge.
  • Storage “bins” above the drawers at eye level for quick access stuff and stuff that doesn’t need to be in drawers.
  • Openings in the bottom between the cabinets house my air compressor and a trash can.
  • Two large 24” deep, 12” tall, and 48” wide drawers on the bottom right for larger items.
  • Lots of future storage optimization potential within each drawer for sliding trays and layered storage options.

For those who are interested I have a lot of details on this build in four different videos and articles and I also have a set of plans available:

Part 1 – Carcasses and work surface:

Part 2 – Drawers:

Part 3 – Drawer fronts and upper storage bins:

Part 4 – The stop block setup:


-- Jay -

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 05-26-2015 02:40 AM

Very impressive and convenient work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-26-2015 02:41 AM

Fantastic saw station, and as always your videos are top notch. Quickly becoming my favorite you-tuber

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#3 posted 05-26-2015 03:12 AM

Thank you both!

-- Jay -

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#4 posted 05-26-2015 10:18 AM

sometimes you come across a piece of work you admire and envy in equal measure,
this may be one of those moments.
Awesome job Sir.

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#5 posted 05-26-2015 10:41 AM

Well done Jay! Been following the videos and nice to see the ‘ultimate’ completion! Nice work!

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#6 posted 05-26-2015 11:17 AM

Wow! Very nicely done. I’ve been planning to re-organize my tiny shop and I may very well take a few cues from your design.

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#7 posted 05-26-2015 01:35 PM

Jay, I’ve seen alot of your video’s and even subscribe to your youtube channel so don’t take this the wrong way. Just curious why you didn’t add any detail to the Drawer Pulls Especially since they were made on a CNC. From the pics they seem to lose alot of appeal/detail, at least to me. Otherwise, GREAT job!!!

-- John

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#8 posted 05-26-2015 01:48 PM

What an outstanding design for your space! Very well done!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#9 posted 05-26-2015 03:47 PM

nice – this is post overhead storage too – still waiting for the drawer pulls to be properly painted red :-)

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#10 posted 05-26-2015 03:47 PM

You are on my top 5 woodwoorkers list. What I like best is that you are consistent with your weekly postings or vblogs. Another bright spot is that you endorse the CNC as a woodworking tool. Keep up the pace. For those of you who like a little bit of humor- watch the vid with Jay and his wife watching “glue” dry :)

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#11 posted 05-26-2015 03:51 PM

Man got to be impressed with something large like this station, especialy when you have free space to put it.
Looks very clean and well organized.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 05-26-2015 03:59 PM

Jay, as always your projects are impressive and inspiring! My only question relates to dust collection. I noticed in your video that you simply have the dust shoot out the back into a “trap.” Is there any particular reason that you did not want to run something to the miter saw? That said, the good far outweighs any bad in this design. Great work!

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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#13 posted 05-26-2015 05:25 PM

John – I like the silhouette look. I made a prototype with detail on the inside and it looked way too busy.

Redsox9 – I have a 4” port at the bottom of the dust box and that’s good enough for me. It pulls all of the dust out of the air. All of the overspray goes to the back of the saw and once or twice a year I can brush it into the port. Taming dust collection at the blade of a miter saw is wasted effort in my opinion…just my opinion. Keep in mind I wasted a lot of time on making the drawer pulls ;)

-- Jay -

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#14 posted 05-26-2015 07:42 PM

Wow! Very cool! You should take it as flattery, cause I think this may get copied!

-- I'm Chuck and I wood not chuck wood cause I keep finding uses for it!

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Tim Royal

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#15 posted 05-26-2015 08:23 PM

Nice Work Jay! Wondered when this would get posted up on LJ’s. Followed your build closely… what are the plans for the new Sawstop? Going to build a station with a new router table?

-- -Tim Royal... Always reminded of this when I see the amazing work LJ's do (I have no choice but to be humble!), "Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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