Miter Saw Station

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Project by njcraftsman posted 12-09-2009 03:16 AM 20897 views 18 times favorited 15 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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#1 posted 12-09-2009 03:47 AM

Nice miter saw stand!

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#2 posted 12-09-2009 04:03 AM

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.



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#3 posted 12-09-2009 04:19 AM

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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#4 posted 12-09-2009 04:24 AM

very nice stand

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#5 posted 12-09-2009 04:55 AM

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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#6 posted 12-09-2009 04:56 AM

Great miter station well done

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#7 posted 12-09-2009 06:32 AM

Looks Very Nice!!! Great Work.

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#8 posted 12-09-2009 08:07 AM

A lot better then mine! Nice stand.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#9 posted 12-09-2009 11:45 AM

Sweet looking job…well done.

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#10 posted 12-09-2009 04:21 PM

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.

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#11 posted 12-09-2009 05:23 PM

Very nice miter station !!

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

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#12 posted 05-28-2010 06:15 AM

Oooo i think i need one of these. nicely done

-- Eric

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#13 posted 11-30-2010 02:04 AM

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

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#14 posted 03-28-2012 05:51 PM

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

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#15 posted 04-04-2018 02:52 AM

Beautiful work! I think the design would be simpler to both build and use if you eliminated the hinged fence extension.
I would attach a block of wood to the end of the sliding support piece, so it is level with the table top, and pull it out to give support under your board. With the hinged supports (aside from lots more work in the building of the table) you would need to pull the table a few feet away from the wall to swing them into position (if I am interpreting the pictures correctly). You really don’t need a fence that extends more than a couple feet from the saw, but you may, at times, need a support underneath a long board, so just having the sliding support pulled out to the needed length would give you support underneath your lumber…
Again, you did a beautiful job, it is just my nature (and my profession) to simplify the building and function of things.

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