New miter bench

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Project by Jesse Friesen posted 12-09-2009 11:47 PM 8094 views 64 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my new miter bench that I built. I had to build it to organize everything in my shop so I would have enough room for all the new tools I bought. It’s all made out of 3/4” shop birch plywood and is 20 feet long. 16 drawers in total all on 28” full extension slides which are already full of tools, lol. I made a box behind the miter saw to capture the sawdust and have my dust collector hooked up to that. It works great. On top I have the kreg precision track and stop system which works great. Definately an upgrade from having my miter saw on just the dewalt stand and it’s nice not having to measure and mark out every piece, especially on repetative cuts.

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#1 posted 12-09-2009 11:52 PM

Really nice job, I love how neat everything looks.


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#2 posted 12-09-2009 11:54 PM

Now thats a great job done. Also great idea for catching the sawdust from the miter saw. Looks so great all your clamps lined up and clean looking shop. ATTA BOY AAAAA ++++++

-- Mark, Katy, Texas, Did they give Noah a hardtime about the wood boat in his driveway

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#3 posted 12-10-2009 12:03 AM

Excellent job. Looks great.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#4 posted 12-10-2009 12:06 AM

Looks great! I like your stack of table saw inserts in the miter saw picture. I’ve been thinking of doing the Kreg track on mine too.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#5 posted 12-10-2009 12:07 AM

Awesome bench. but I must say, you have surpassed me in number of zero clearance inserts ;-)

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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#6 posted 12-10-2009 12:09 AM

just a miter bench are you kidden it look like you just build an organiest dreamshop deffently an opgrade

well done and it look butyful


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Kent Shepherd

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#7 posted 12-10-2009 12:13 AM

OK, you’ve gone and made me jealous. You are much too neat and organized.

Thanks for sharing

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#8 posted 12-10-2009 12:17 AM

Oh man. Can you come clean my shop and get me that organized. What an upgrade. You did well.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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jim C

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#9 posted 12-10-2009 12:19 AM

That’s timely, as I’m thinking of doing the same thing. I’m tired of setting up/taking down the Ridgid portable stand.
Great job. By the way, how many zero inserts does one need. LOL

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#10 posted 12-10-2009 12:29 AM

A thousand and one WOW’s!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#11 posted 12-10-2009 12:44 AM

Really impressive. Well done. Must get to doing one of those myself someday. The miter saw dust extraction looks very worthwhile.

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#12 posted 12-10-2009 01:09 AM

Wow….That is really nice! I am trying to come up with a design to do the same thing in my small one car garage shop. I was thinking along the same lines, only a little simpler..not so many draws, and I don’t have 20 feet…more like 12. Great job..well organized, well built. Be as proud of that as you would a fine piece of furniture!


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Jesse Friesen

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#13 posted 12-10-2009 01:40 AM

haha, yeah I have a few zero clearance inserts. I had a bunch of scrap 1/2” mdf so I figured I might as well make inserts instead of throwing it out. I usually use 1 or 2 a kitchen anyways. I made this whole bench so I can take it with me when I move someday. I am definately not leaving this behind.

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#14 posted 12-10-2009 01:42 AM

Very nice, I am going to build a portable stand for myself over Christmas, dont have the room right now for anything to stay in the one place. Just one minor issue… Get that DeWalt in the drawer and put that Makita on the bench! lol

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#15 posted 12-10-2009 02:35 AM

Is this heaven? I don’t want to wake up. I wish I had a shop like this.


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