Miter Work bench

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Project by Greg1950 posted 10-02-2016 04:58 PM 882 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After viewing and being inspired by others benches I decided it was time to clean up my act. This is my first post so I hope it comes out OK.

I did spring for the Kreg fence system for the miter saw. Still playing with the dust collection on the saw. Basically a down draft system and a sort of “baby buggy” type top that raises and lowers with the saw. The white on the tops is the white faced hardboard and can be replaced as needed (not looking forward to that).

I wanted to have a place for my sander as well. I put it on a Appliance lifter so I could access it quickly and keep it out of the way when not in use. I did put power and dust collection inside cabinet so when raised its ready to go.

Also provided on the left side a place to slide the Kreg pocket hole jig in a hidden slot under the top left drawer.This seems to work really well. (see pic) The top drawer in the lower left section is dedicated to the Kreg system including power in the rear with a dedicated drill so everything is available when needed.

Over all this turned out pretty good (just my 2nd cabinet). I have a lot to learn and pick up new tricks and ideas from the site.

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#1 posted 10-03-2016 02:32 AM

Excellent build!!!

The drawers under the miter fence is a good idea. I have such and like having tape measure, straight edge and square in ready reach. Your hidden slot for your Kreg jig is another great idea. Very good use of space. The appliance lift kit is fantastic. Only time will tell if you keep it as it is, or make a change. Shops evolve over time and what works now in a few years “can be better”. Or as is common for me, someone will post a new project and you will say I need that. (happened this morning and completed said project this afternoon.)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 10-03-2016 03:43 AM

Really love the drawers underneath, lots of storage and these are just awesome to have, you will love it

-- Norman

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#3 posted 10-03-2016 04:15 AM

Really nice and great use of space.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#4 posted 10-03-2016 08:35 AM

Peace of art! I’m thinking this is the best way how to arange workshop. Wanted to make same but I have no space for this kind of design. Your design is very practical and handy! Great job!

-- Vladimir , ...handcraft rules :)

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#5 posted 10-03-2016 12:50 PM

I like the mechanism for stabilizing the Kreg jig – creative thinking there.
The lift for the Ridgid belt sander is also a good space-saving idea, assuming that you use it only occasionally. Mine gets a dedicated spot on a rolling cabinet, but we all have different patterns of usage.

Good job all around.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#6 posted 10-03-2016 04:04 PM

Love it—what’s the space for, under the miter saw? Cutoffs?

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#7 posted 10-03-2016 05:23 PM

Greg, that’s a topnotch work station and a great addition to your shop. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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