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Miter Saw Station & Storage

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Project by builtinbkyn posted 01-05-2016 03:32 AM 14266 views 65 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought it was about time I posted this as a completed project. I built this miter saw station to fill two needs – for breaking down lengths of stock and to provide as much storage as I could possibly get in the space allotted.

The saw station is 126” long overall. It’s comprised of three individual cabinets built from 1/2” big box birch ply, 1/2” MDF, hardboard and edged with maple. It was assemble using pocket hole joinery and finished with Basic Coatings Emulsion – a waterborne floor finish. Building this from three individual cabinets allowed me to deal with the uneven floor conditions more easily than one large assembly.

More info and the build process can be found in my blog.

New Shop in the Raw

Thanks for looking.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 01-05-2016 04:35 AM

Sweet, did mine last year and squeezed it for storage space. Pays off later. Still want a bigger shop though. LOL

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

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Routerisstillmyname

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#2 posted 01-05-2016 05:12 AM

now that’s a Miter Saw Station for a worthy miter saw.

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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jeff

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#3 posted 01-05-2016 08:56 AM

That’s a great miter saw station.I really like the small drawers under the extensions.I read through your miter saw station blog-super write up.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#4 posted 01-05-2016 10:55 AM

Colosal project. Lot of storage space indeed.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Underdog

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#5 posted 01-05-2016 01:32 PM

Sweet! That’s a neat, compact looking station. Deceptively small looking for the kind of storage you get out of it.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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avlamonte

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#6 posted 01-05-2016 01:46 PM

Awesome job! I have been looking at other MS stations and they didn’t click for me…this one clicks. Thanks much for posting it. I will definitely read your blog.

-- "Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Gil Bailie

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ohwoodeye

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#7 posted 01-05-2016 02:18 PM

Very impressive. Should make shop time all that much more enjoyable…....and organized.
Well done!

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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thecarpentershands

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#8 posted 01-05-2016 02:22 PM

This is very nice. I also have very limited space in my garage shop, I may think of doing something like this eventually.

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builtinbkyn

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#9 posted 01-05-2016 02:37 PM

Thanks guys. It’s a conglomerate of a few different saw stations I found here on LJs. It originally started out as this.

That’s the center cabinet.

Then I thought maybe I could use it for most of my storage and found this.

And then thought it could be a bit bigger as I didn’t need it to be mobile and the wall it’s placed on is’t going to have any more tool stations along it and found this. It has the storage under the feed tables.

LJs has a wealth of info and ideas from knowledgable people :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#10 posted 01-05-2016 02:55 PM

That turned out great!!

-- Brian Noel

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#11 posted 01-05-2016 03:03 PM

Really nice looking work!

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redsox9

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#12 posted 01-05-2016 03:19 PM

Wow, that is fantastic! Preparing to build a miter station as well and your idea for storage under the feed tables is a good one. Out of curiosity, what are you doing for dust collection? Are you just blowing everything into the space behind the saw? Is it dropping into a bin?

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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builtinbkyn

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#13 posted 01-05-2016 05:31 PM

Thanks. The storage for under the feed tables came from another LJer’s project. It’s linked above.

The hood is hooked up to the dust collector at the bottom. There is a 5/8” slot in the back on the bottom that pulls most of the offshoot from the blade down. It’s not perfect but it works. I blow the rest off with air while the DC is running. There’s an internal baffle that funnels the dust to a 4” port in the bottom.


Wow, that is fantastic! Preparing to build a miter station as well and your idea for storage under the feed tables is a good one. Out of curiosity, what are you doing for dust collection? Are you just blowing everything into the space behind the saw? Is it dropping into a bin?

- redsox9


-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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Diggerjacks

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#14 posted 01-05-2016 05:40 PM

Hello

Very impressivve

I want the same or I need the same !!!!!

A lot of storage and any little place is used I like this idea

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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BurlyBob

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#15 posted 01-05-2016 05:47 PM

Yours is a sweet cabinet layout. I’m definitely going to save it for ideas in the future.

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