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Project by Medickep posted 11-19-2016 11:05 PM 4559 views 8 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I just finished my new work bench, which was inspired by Rick Springer’s I saw here on the sight. The idea was to make the bench large enough to carry all of the tools that were on a row of shelves in my smaller garage, with the hope of creating more space as well as a good work station. The miter fence has an accurate measuring system from Kreg, which is 107” to the left of the blade as well as 60” to the right of the blade. And because my SCMS is so large I made the bench a little deeper at 37” to get more working space for other tasks in front of the fence! Overall, I’m very pleased with how the saw came out and was able to build a good portion of this out of scraps I had to keep costs down.

-- Keith





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pottz

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#1 posted 11-20-2016 01:15 AM

man keith i wish i had the room for this,a good chop saw table is the only thing im missing in my shop.im constantly looking to squeeze the space out to do it but i actually use a radial arm saw 10x more so it can wait.you did a beautiful job on this,congrats man.

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

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#2 posted 11-20-2016 02:16 AM

potz-

Thanks for the kind words. I went from a three car tandem garage to a small two car one and didn’t think I had space for this either. I don’t park cars in my garage, but the truth of the matter is that it stops so much, it created a ton of space.

-- Keith

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#3 posted 11-20-2016 03:16 AM

very nice.

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-- Madmark - Madmark2150@yahoo.com Wiretreefarm.com

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#4 posted 11-20-2016 04:08 AM

Excellent work!!!

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

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#5 posted 11-20-2016 06:04 AM

Really nice looking work bench.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#6 posted 11-20-2016 08:57 AM

Great work – you are lucky to have such large garage for it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 11-20-2016 11:25 AM

Keith, this is a well-built and great looking workbench/miter station. Regarding the workspace in front of the fence, did you consider setting the saw at a lower height? Doing so would eliminate the box-like structures and provide more workspace.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#8 posted 11-20-2016 11:30 AM

This is a wonderful crosscut bench and it will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#9 posted 11-20-2016 04:18 PM

Guys thanks for the kind words, I feel really good with this build asnjm. It a professional!

Helluvawreck-

I actually did consider that, but under my SCMS I will be building a cabinet on casters to roll out my pocket hole machine that use to reside on a bench that I donated to guy just starting his wood shop! This keeps it all contained in one place for me!

I sold my big drill press when I was going through my divorce, but plan on get a smaller one that can slide out from one of the cubbys!

-- Keith

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#10 posted 11-20-2016 11:16 PM

Great job, this is what I’ve always wanted but my miter saw is a slider and there’s no room for me to put that thing in a similar setup. Yours looks a lot more compact than mine.

Love the old school pencil sharpener.

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#11 posted 11-20-2016 11:25 PM

ColoonelTravis-

Thanks for the kind words. If you want a setup like this, you might consider pulling the bench away from the wall, which is what I did to make room for the bars on my sliding compound miter saw. Mine is actually quit large and I’m not sure I’ve seen one much bigger! This is the other reason I made the bench so deep!

-- Keith

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#12 posted 11-22-2016 12:23 AM

that is one fantastic looking workbench! Looks great!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#13 posted 11-25-2016 04:08 PM

Great job Keith! I’m sure you will get many years of pleasure in using it. I really like the open style.

-- Rick -Tulsa

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#14 posted 11-29-2016 10:40 PM


man keith i wish i had the room for this,a good chop saw table is the only thing im missing in my shop.im constantly looking to squeeze the space out to do it but i actually use a radial arm saw 10x more so it can wait.you did a beautiful job on this,congrats man.

- pottz


Gee , you complain about not having enough room for the miter saw but you have room for a RAS , man I would Almost Kill to have that much room. :)

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#15 posted 11-29-2016 11:23 PM

richard you are right i am spoiled,but there is never enough room.the ras only takes up about 4ft of wall space where as keiths beautiful chop saw table needs about 14ft,that i dont have.unless i kick the wifes car out-lol.dont think that will happen anytime soon.

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

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