|Project by Festus56||posted 05-27-2016 03:04 AM||1107 views||8 times favorited||9 comments|
This is the latest in my effort to have a workable and mobile shop. My miter saw has always been on a stand with dust collection. When I needed to cut long boards it had to be moved or whatever was in the way needed moved. I have seen several of these that folks had built ( on LJ’s and other places ) and decided to make my own. Saved several pictures and took some from each design to put this together .
The cart has double locking casters, fold up wings and dust collection. The tops of the extension are flush with the saw bed whether folded up or in the down position. When cutting short boards even up to 3 ft. it stays in compact mode which makes more room in the shop. Want to put a t-track on for using stops and hold downs but for now just use a block of wood and a clamp. Carriage bolts in the top support of the wings allow adjustment to perfectly level the tables.
Plenty of storage under to hold saw blades and my 3 circular saws. The dust collection works well at least for me. Catches maybe 95% of the sawdust (as long as I turn on the dust collector).
The table tops are 3/4” melamine. The cabinet is built with construction grade lumber and birch plywood and finished with golden oak stain and polyurethane.
After using this for several months I am pleased with the way everything functions. As always any questions or comments are appreciated and thanks for looking.
-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --