Miter Saw/Planer/Sander/Grinder/Storage Station

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Project by Kaleb the Swede posted 04-12-2016 12:01 PM 2042 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Dad got me a nice miter saw for my birthday a few months back. I had it on a cheap moving cart that I would wheel outside the garage to make cuts on. It worked fine but I wanted to have it close by to set things on and cut and ready to use.

I found on woodworkers journal a “Space Saving Miter Saw Plan”. I didn’t buy the plan but I looked at it and adapted it to what space I had. I now have about three feet to either side of the saw that goes under the counter top which holds the bench tools, plus a space to put my grinder and sander on a lazy susan. And I also put my planer on a good drawer slide for the longer boards so it outfeeds to my workbench.

This was all built with leftover lumber, or cull lumber that was bought at home depot. The most expensive part was the drawer slide that holds my planer. Simple poly finish. I only have things in three drawers at the moment, so I still have plenty of storage.

All in all for a shop in a one car garage this offers plenty of space for storage while still being able to use the tools.

It’s about 7 feet long and 37 1/2 high (all of my workbenches are the same height).

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-12-2016 12:23 PM

Great workstation setup all in that space!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 04-12-2016 02:05 PM

Very nice set up

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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Kaleb the Swede

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#3 posted 04-12-2016 02:39 PM

Thanks fellas.

Ben!!!!! Haven’t heard from you in a while. Good to “see” you

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#4 posted 04-12-2016 05:14 PM

Great setup.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#5 posted 04-12-2016 08:07 PM

Nice job consolidating your tools onto a singe bench.
I’m guessing you paid premium for that draw slide to hold your planer.
What brand slide did you choose?

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#6 posted 04-12-2016 08:25 PM

Nice !.... I think an old cliché applies here…. “Got everything but the kitchen sink” .....Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#7 posted 04-13-2016 08:39 AM

smart and useful

more space to my messy workshop
update on my list

thanks for posting

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Kaleb the Swede

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#8 posted 04-13-2016 12:11 PM

Thanks all.

Nkawtg, I just bought whatever was the best slide at Lowes. It says it was rated to 100 pounds I think. I guessed the planer weighed anywhere from 50-60 pounds so I figured it would be sufficient

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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