|Project by triviasteve||posted 10-04-2015 07:40 PM||1856 views||14 times favorited||3 comments|
After looking at a bunch of other guy’s projects, and trying to figure out what would work for me, here it is. Finally… a multi purpose station that I’ve been wanting to build for a very long time. I’m limited with space (as most of us are) and I’m also in a temporary facility, so my requirements were functionality, portability, and durability.
This is my first attempt at cabinetry. A few mistakes and router goofs, but I’ll live with it. That’s what learning is all about.
This is made with 3/4” oak plywood for most of it, some red oak trim, and the base is actually a piece of scrap plywood I had lying around, with half lapped pine underneath for additional support for the locking casters. The shelves are in dadoes, and the 3/4” oak plywood back is rabbeted on the bottom.
This station will accommodate my miter saw with adjustable/removable fences. The saw sits on a base which is adjustable. There are two slots on either side, and it can slide back and forth in the center section.
It also supports my mortiser, which can be bolted to the station and locked in place with 1/4” bolts and knobs. I made purpleheart outfeed supports, flush with the base of the mortiser, which also have a miter slot in the bottom, as well as a cutout for a clamp if necessary, and will also lock in place with 1/4” bolts and knobs. I made a 6” support and two 18” supports for wider pieces if necessary, and I can also lock them in place on the right side of the station.
On the right side, I can secure my dovetail jig to the station as well, and the fence on the right side is the same height as the top of the dovetail jig for additional support if necessary.
Finished with one coat of sanding sealer, and two coats of wipe on poly.
I will likely adjust the height of the fence on the left side to better accommodate the Kreg flip stop, and I’ll probably put a coat of poly on the saw base.
On the one side, I’ve hooked up a power strip, and on the other, a rack to hold my framing square. On the back, I’ve added two bolts to secure a circular saw guide that’s 50” long.
In the future, I have also cut out parts to make a base for my planer, which would then fit where the miter saw is, should I ever feel the need to utilize this station for that purpose. I will also probably add some doors and hook up a vacuum hose on the back. I have a sliding miter saw, so it’ll never go flush up against the wall, so I’m ok with adding parts to the back.
-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.