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This is the stand from a recent issue of FWW magazine. It’s made entirely out of birch plywood, 2 sheets is plenty. The cabinet holds a shop vac with some air and power cord holes in the back panel. The fences slide outwards to accommodate large boards. My plan is to put a power outlet inside the cabinet and run a cord out through the back. I want to put a light switch on the side of the cabinet which would control the vacuum/saw power. I plan on taking a look at the Kreg measuring system used in the magazine, not sure if I will install that yet or not. Anyone here using it, what’s it like?

Dennis
Thanks for reading

-- My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.





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rlwilson

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#1 posted 1505 days ago

very nice! This is on my list of projects!

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Abbott

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#2 posted 1505 days ago

That’s a good looking saw stand Dennis. I used to have the same electrical setup with a switch powered duplex with my chop saw and shop vac plugged into it, it worked just fine until I put in a shop wide dust collection system. nice build, I’m sure it will do it’s job.

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 1505 days ago

When I had my shop up and running, I had the Kreg measuring system on my chop saw. It was a great time and accuracy saver. I highly recommend it. You do have to check it for accuracy every so often but it is easily adjusted. I had over 8 ft to the left of my saw.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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RKW

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#5 posted 1505 days ago

nice setup dennis. I havnt used the kreg system but i think it would enhance this set up greatly. At the very least i think you should incorporate some stops. well done on this.

-- RKWoods

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Newfounlandwood

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#6 posted 1505 days ago

Thanks for the comments guys.
Thos: Thanks for the info, I’ll be sure to check it out.

RKW: That is a great idea, the stops are an option as well. They may work better with the extending wings.

Dennis

-- My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.

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scottb

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#7 posted 1505 days ago

I’m debating making this same stand for my mitersaw. I’m still setting up a new shop and trying to figure out the space. I’d rather build something with what I have on hand… but this does look like a pretty nice set up. I imagine the cabinet quiets down the saw quite a bit. Great idea to wire your own power. Now I feel silly getting one of those Tool/Vac power boxes from woodcraft, that activates the vac when you hit the trigger. What I like about it is that it’ll run for another 7 seconds after the saw is done. Certainly cheaper than the Fein shop vac at any rate.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Jei'son

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#8 posted 1505 days ago

Looks great! Check out cstrangs version he built the same basic stand, but made his own stop system rather than use the Kreg. Personally I like his better.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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cstrang

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#9 posted 1505 days ago

I made this stand for my miter saw as well, with a few minor changes. I did not use the Kreg system, I made my own stops with some t-track and some scraps I had laying around the shop, add a sick on tape and presto! A great and rather accurate stop system. Nice work!

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

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cstrang

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#10 posted 1505 days ago

Looks like we both had the same idea at the same time Jei’son, great minds think alike! lol

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

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Jei'son

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#11 posted 1505 days ago

\o/

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#12 posted 1505 days ago

great looking miter saw stand… nicely put together…

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Mikeyf56

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#13 posted 1505 days ago

Well done.

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#14 posted 1505 days ago

Very nice.

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Richie42

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#15 posted 1504 days ago

Very well made nice job

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