|Project by trevor7428||posted 12-25-2015 07:23 AM||3606 views||6 times favorited||7 comments|
So this is my first main project ever. By “main” I mean, its not something I could throw away or take apart and be OK with (like pretty much everything was before this. This is my first cabinet/ drawer/ furniture build. (Or at least Its counts as furniture in my eyes)
I did purchases Jay Bates Miter Saw Station from his website. Mine is a modified version of his. I would’ve. Loved to build an exact copy of his, but unfortunately I don’t have long enough wall space as he does. Also, I have a little cuby area in back left corner of my garage. Which is where I keep my 21 gallon air compressor and an extra 10 gallon tank. (Connected to air compressor for a total of 31 gallons)
I thought this was the perfect spot for my air compressor since I ran piping going to 3 different auto-retractable air hoses (2 on ceiling, 1 on wall)
Anyways back to miter saw station lol. Since I had to work with different features in my garage I made a work surface on the left side, instead of adding more drawers like Jay Bates did. I desided this would be a good spot for my bench top drill press. Also, since I didn’t put drawers where my drill press is now. I saved a couple hundred bucks on plywood.
On the right side of the station. I put my Rigid Belt/ Spindle sander. If you couldn’t tell by the pictures I ran dust collection (Harbor Frieght Dust Collector, Behind the bottom Set of drawers going to miter saw and Rigid Belt/ Spindle sander.
The main issue is the dust collection for miter saw doesn’t work nearly good (not even close) as I though it would.
Any tips for dust collection behind miter saw would be a life savor. Currently there is a 4” dust port w/ dedicated blast gates for each tool dust collection.
Last but not least I finally got around to adding some pull out drawers for top cubby thing. There 15 inch deep and almost impossible to see what’s in back with out some kind of pull out system (as seen in picture above.
-- Thank You Trevor OBrion