ChopSaw station

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Project by Desert_Woodworker posted 06-04-2015 01:52 AM 2207 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I like to build what I call “street furniture” either it stays with the house or throw it away. The lower section starts with 2x cleat to the wall, to the height that suits you, then frame it out, add 3; 4x’s. Top it off with .75 ply Center your chop saw, build the right and left supports for the saw, add a stop gauge. Then I built more “street cabinets to fit my needs above. The lower section houses my wood bin and sanding stuff. I can always add a drawer bank… The markig guage and ruler was designed and made by me (CNC).

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#1 posted 06-04-2015 01:21 PM

Very functional and I like the “street furniture” approach. I also appreciate you showing me some unused space in my shop where I can hang some stuff like you did with your c-clamps in the second picture!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 06-04-2015 03:54 PM

I like the way you did this to eliminate counter space, I hope that helps you keep it clean. I dropped the surface of my entire work bench, so it gets cluttered, making it a 20 minute cleanup project every time I have a board to cut. I wish I kept the bench one level and just built support blocks of the right size to use when I need them.

-- Time to get started

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#3 posted 06-04-2015 04:58 PM

Nice cabinet ! Wondering if it throws a lot of sawdust back in your face ?

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#4 posted 06-04-2015 05:02 PM

Thanks guys- A lot of us build “street furniture” , no sketch up, pencil on scrap wood, project complete; rock solid and minimal cost. Also, I like to build my shop in phases. because of changes. Either I get different tools or I want to change the layout. Sometimes I need drawers sometimes cabitets

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#5 posted 06-04-2015 05:07 PM

Joe- I was limited in photos to post. There is a dust port in side, but I have used it without the vac. The chips stay inside the open area of the enclosure. I used a similar “box idea” on my portable chop saws- they work.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#6 posted 06-04-2015 11:24 PM

Nice looking setup

I’m in the miter saw station avenue as well, I just started making the parts to a mobile station, using the fine woodworking miter saw stand approach, I just received the Kreg fence system, I like your home made fence.

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#7 posted 06-05-2015 02:19 AM

Blackie If I were to have purchased, like you, I would have gone Kreg. I like yours as well. Gotta go Gotta get my Christmas stuff going…

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#8 posted 06-05-2015 03:06 AM

Excellent use of space, great project!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#9 posted 06-06-2015 01:05 AM

Crisp and clean : )

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#10 posted 06-06-2015 02:57 AM

Dusty- and others THANK YOU SO MUCH! for comments. Yes, crisp clean and all of the above. I have built a lot of “cabinets” in my life. Some of my pieces faceframe and dovetail to “street ” furniture. When I get break, I will post a “street” furniture drawer. As woodworkers,” Share the Love and Share the knowledge” Todd Clippenger.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#11 posted 06-07-2015 04:15 PM

Chop chop!
Me likes… me going to borrow this idea sometime.

Great job!

-- Jon "That's about as close as I can eyeball it"

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#12 posted 06-07-2015 04:39 PM


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#13 posted 06-07-2015 05:04 PM

It’s a real nice crosscut station. It will make 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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