LumberJocks

Miter Saw Station

  • Advertise with us
Project by njcraftsman posted 1724 days ago 8291 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?

-- " There is no more important rule than to wear these, SAFTEY GLASSES"





14 comments so far

View Beginningwoodworker's profile

Beginningwoodworker

13337 posts in 2306 days


#1 posted 1724 days ago

Nice miter saw stand!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

View Bricofleur's profile

Bricofleur

1130 posts in 1826 days


#2 posted 1724 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

http://www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

View njcraftsman's profile

njcraftsman

51 posts in 1734 days


#3 posted 1724 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.

-- " There is no more important rule than to wear these, SAFTEY GLASSES"

View dmoore's profile

dmoore

177 posts in 1947 days


#4 posted 1724 days ago

very nice stand

-- Duane, Ohio

View woodworm's profile

woodworm

14125 posts in 2223 days


#5 posted 1724 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.

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112015 posts in 2210 days


#6 posted 1724 days ago

Great miter station well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Porkchop's Workshop's profile

Porkchop's Workshop

36 posts in 1728 days


#7 posted 1724 days ago

Looks Very Nice!!! Great Work.

-- Joshua Warren {Also know as- Porkchop}

View Bob Kollman's profile

Bob Kollman

1796 posts in 1824 days


#8 posted 1724 days ago

A lot better then mine! Nice stand.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

View Splinterman's profile

Splinterman

23058 posts in 1994 days


#9 posted 1724 days ago

Sweet looking job…well done.

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2455 days


#10 posted 1723 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

View charlie48's profile

charlie48

248 posts in 1802 days


#11 posted 1723 days ago

Very nice miter station !!

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

View Eric's profile

Eric

63 posts in 1609 days


#12 posted 1554 days ago

Oooo i think i need one of these. nicely done

-- Eric

View Dusty56's profile

Dusty56

11644 posts in 2321 days


#13 posted 1368 days ago

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

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View lizardhead's profile

lizardhead

517 posts in 1474 days


#14 posted 883 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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase