Miter saw station

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Project by Malekin posted 09-01-2009 03:15 AM 4030 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the Miter saw station I made for my Ridgid 12 in sliding compound Miter Saw . I got the plans from shopnotes. Don’t remember the issue offhand. I made a few adjustments to make it deeper, the saw it was designed for was a 10 in non-sliding type miter saw, to fit the saw and so I could use the deeper cabinet to store stuff I don’t use as often. Besides I needed some storage till I make some more cabinets. Just waiting for the economy to ease up a bit so I get some of my discretionary funds back. I used 3/4 birch ply for the carcass and the top, it’s all trimmed in poplar and the face frame is poplar also, hardwood isn’t in the budget atm besides it was free:-). The kick panel and rear brace for the main cabinet is a 2×6 front and rear for strength then i put a pc of poplar over th 2×6 for asthetics. The right side panel is 2 pcs of 3/4 birch I glued and screwed together. THe shelves are also 3/4 birch ply I faced in … you guessed it … Poplar. I used heavy duty shelf pins, they look like an L bracket with a pin on them, to hold the shelves up. and got some black stippled Laminate from HD for a durable surface trimmed the top in …. wait for it …....... Poplar. I then gave the whole thing a light Pecan stain to even out the differences between the Birch and Poplar put 3 coats of Spar Urethane on it for durability and my Miter saw and most of my electric and air tools have a home, till I make more cabinets and can spread em out a bit more to make them a little more accesible.

-- "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein

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#1 posted 09-01-2009 03:19 AM

Nice job!!

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#2 posted 09-01-2009 03:19 AM

Nice design and construction. I love all the extra tool storage.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#3 posted 09-01-2009 03:25 AM

Nice cabinet. The extra storage is a big plus.

-- John @

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#4 posted 09-01-2009 03:32 AM

Nice miter saw station.

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#5 posted 09-01-2009 03:34 AM


Nice job. I thought I was seeing mine for a second.

Don’t forget to make the fence, it works great.

-- Dave _-^-_ Baltimore, MD

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#6 posted 09-01-2009 03:59 AM

Ah, Thanks Dave. I looked at yours Very nice. Yea I want to make the fence, the local woodcraft store was out of the flipstop I wanted and I got busy doing other things and just havn’t gotten around to it. Oh and as Dave said in his post for his Miter station the plans for this are in Shopnotes # 82. Oh and Dave , I’ll do ya one better, My GF at the time bought me this for Christmas. We are no longer together but we are still friends. After we parted ways she bought me the 14 in Bandsaw from Ridgid for Christmas last year :-) Oh, and sorry guys she found someone already so she’s of the market again.

-- "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 09-01-2009 07:29 AM

good job

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#8 posted 09-02-2009 04:02 AM

A nice addition to the shop.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#9 posted 09-02-2009 04:32 PM

Looks great, love the idea of using your space better. I am working on a combination bench to house my DeWalt miter saw so it will align with the table and fence on my radial arm saw…..wish me luck. If you have time take a look at my tablesaw cabinet, same idea....great space saver.

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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