When you wife hates what you have just made

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Project by mkrok posted 05-01-2010 04:13 PM 2515 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Slap some french cleats on it, hang it up on the wall, and HOLA !!! Instant miter saw workstation. These were supposed to be storage cubbies for the kids toys wit han integrated desktop spanning the 2 cabinets. I went overboard on the design, my wife simply wanted boxes. Oh well …..

All 1/2’ big box birch plywood. No finish yet. I put it to work immediatly. Plenty of storage for hand power tools and stuff. Maybe I’ll make some shallow drawers.

-- Michael, South Florida,

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#1 posted 05-01-2010 05:50 PM

Adapt and overcome… Good job!

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#2 posted 05-01-2010 05:50 PM

I like it! I have been wanting someting along those lines for my miter saw which currently gets stored under the bench and pulled out as needed. Then I have to scrounge to support the work. This would be much better!!

-- Mike, Western New York

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#3 posted 05-01-2010 05:59 PM

Sure….storage cubbies for the kids…..
(Mind if I use that ploy when I want to make a nice Miter Saw Station?) LOL
Great job.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#4 posted 05-01-2010 06:13 PM

Hell, those boxes look good. Hard to tell why she didn’t like them.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#5 posted 05-01-2010 06:36 PM

michael ,
i did the same in the shop ,
i made some stops for the feet ,
so i can remove the saw ,
and then drop it back in after job site use .

yours look great !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 05-01-2010 08:12 PM

wives eh… lol… good recovery on these ones…

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

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#7 posted 05-01-2010 10:05 PM

LOL! Yes, they can have some strong stands, those beautiful woman, but then we have to smile, and make the best – and you did.
And honestly, you were lucky at the end – so keep smiling – I do.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 05-02-2010 12:51 AM

I think it was planned from the get go ! LOL Nice save : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 05-02-2010 01:07 AM

And you act like this was all a mistake. Sure it was. Great saw station however it happened.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#10 posted 05-02-2010 12:42 PM

My wife told me she didnt like the bed I made….. I poked her in the eyes and turned off the lights, and asked her how she liked it now….... Havnt heard a complaint since…... I now sleep in the shop….lol I think they look good.

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#11 posted 05-02-2010 02:39 PM

That’s just a riot. My wife would do just the opposite though. I could make something that would barely be fit for the miter saw and she’d let me put it in the living room for everyone to see. Don’t you just love wives?

-- Jim

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#12 posted 05-02-2010 10:52 PM

Worked out great for you! It looks like the Ultimate Miter Saw Station from the up coming Woodworker’s Journal magazine. I plan on building it because it looks so good and it’s mobile. You could easily intigrate a shopvac in it for dust collection like they show here. Check it out if your interested.

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#13 posted 05-02-2010 11:51 PM

Good work anyway. Good for you, you made them solid and lots of build in organization. Like said above, this may have been preplanned to get a miter station. My wife shoots down some of my “creative” additions to her requests too.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#14 posted 05-05-2010 06:54 AM

thats a good idea. ill build something for my wife that she doesnt like and then use it in my shop. very clever

-- Eric

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#15 posted 05-05-2010 07:01 AM

A good choice for a change of plans

-- Custom furniture

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