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Project by Festus56 posted 05-27-2016 03:04 AM 1191 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 --





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 05-27-2016 03:49 AM

Hey Mark. Looks very functional and solid.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 05-27-2016 11:32 AM

Pretty slick cabinet. It looks well thought out!!

Nice going, Mark!!......................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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ScottM

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#3 posted 05-27-2016 02:52 PM

I have to build one of these. Nice job. I’m like you, I keep seeing different takes on these and keep having to modify my plan to add all of the cool stuff people add to them!

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bigblockyeti

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#4 posted 05-27-2016 04:22 PM

I need to build one of these too! Your design looks very similar in function to what I have planned, I do have to first organize my shop better to see what kind of space I have to work with. I really like the under table dust collection.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 05-27-2016 05:36 PM

Mark, this is a very nice workstation and a nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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pottz

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#6 posted 05-27-2016 08:08 PM

next step for me also i have mine on a small rolling stand right now without any side wings so its just not ideal,this one looks like it might be the ticket.id love to have a dedicated bench with stops and rollers but my space is just running out so i may steal some of your features.great job

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#7 posted 05-27-2016 11:35 PM

That’s a very efficient design. I particularly like the dust collection you have designed into your cabinet.

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drewpy

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#8 posted 05-28-2016 01:17 AM

Looks great. Your post is timely because I was roaming around the DIY center today thinking of what I could make for mine. I love that the wings are at the correct height folded up or down. Great idea. Nice job all the way around.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#9 posted 05-28-2016 01:31 AM

Thanks for all the kind words. People here are the best!!

Feel free to steal any ideas you see. I have several more pictures while it was being built. If you have questions just ask, I will help all I can.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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