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Project by njcraftsman posted 1591 days ago 7406 views 18 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided I had a need for a Fence and table system for my miter saw. Built this last May, on a 95 degree day, I think that sweat helps really bring out the shine in poly ;o). The design is Norm’s, the plans called for MDO ply, around here that runs $80. a sheet (I have no idea why though). Needless to say I built it out of 3/4 oak ply at $40 a sheet. I ripped 1/4” strips of quarter sawn red oak to band the ply with, so you get those nice rays. Picture two shows the supports for the fold out extensions. The joinery used is a mix of dado’s, and biscuits. Works great. So how’d I do?

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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 1591 days ago

Nice miter saw stand!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Bricofleur

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#2 posted 1591 days ago

It looks the same as the Master Craftsman/Carpenter did. Congrats. Did you try to mimick his signature on the right wing too???

As I can see you also decided to use piano hinges instead of fancy baril hinges. Is it because you didn’t make a similar stop block?

Nice job and nice finish. To doubt is works great. And portable too.

Best,

Serge

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njcraftsman

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#3 posted 1591 days ago

Well Actually, the Barrel hinges I have used before….and I didn’t think them heavy duty enough to support the weigh of the extension, and the caming that heavy stock would put them through. Also I did not make the same block, and Also If you notice the hand holds on mine are backward from where Norm had his. On his plan the palm swells are facing the inside of the table. Since you would carry it from the edge, for me at least,
it made more sense to have the palm swells facing out. Ah….no I didn’t try to copy his signature. So I guess You can say I took his plan and made it my own.

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dmoore

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#4 posted 1591 days ago

very nice stand

-- Duane, Ohio

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woodworm

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#5 posted 1591 days ago

Very nicely built miter saw station.
Is ok to mix sweat and poly finish, both are waterbased and should be compatible…LOL!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1591 days ago

Great miter station well done

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Porkchop's Workshop

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#7 posted 1591 days ago

Looks Very Nice!!! Great Work.

-- Joshua Warren {Also know as- Porkchop}

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Bob Kollman

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#8 posted 1591 days ago

A lot better then mine! Nice stand.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Splinterman

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#9 posted 1591 days ago

Sweet looking job…well done.

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Scott Bryan

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#10 posted 1591 days ago

This is a nice addition to your shop. I like the idea of incorporating portability into a miter stand like this one does. And it is light enough to move fairly easily.

Nice job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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charlie48

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#11 posted 1591 days ago

Very nice miter station !!

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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Eric

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#12 posted 1421 days ago

Oooo i think i need one of these. nicely done

-- Eric

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#13 posted 1235 days ago

How is it holding up for you ? Would you change anything about it now that you’ve used it for awhile ?

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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lizardhead

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#14 posted 751 days ago

Don’t chop-saw stations just take up so much room. I use a table with fold down wings, each wing is 36” long, it takes two seconds to employ the wings up or down

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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