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Project by chrisirving posted 09-07-2017 11:15 PM 1150 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built my shop a few months ago and finally had time to build a saw station for it. I wanted storage on top of it, with a couple of cabinets for bulky stuff (like the thien bucket that’s hooked up to a central vac located in another room) and drawers for smaller goods. I built it so that the saw can still be a compound miter saw if need be. There’s 5’ on each end using the Kreg Precision Trak and Stop Kit. I was glad to get rid of the miter saw stand!

I used some oak from a fallen tree on my property and more oak from a local supplier for the face frame and door frames. For the drawer fronts I milled some Hickory that was cut down to make room for the shop, the cabinet doors were originally birch plywood but there were so ugly I milled some Calico Hickory from another tree that was cleared for the shop. I milled it to 1/4”, glued it and installed screws from the back to hopefully keep it from warping. I finished it with natural Danish oil, once it soaks in good I’ll put a few coats of poly on it

This was my first stab at building cabinets and it was lots of fun!

Thanks for looking!





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Rich

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#1 posted 09-07-2017 11:54 PM

That looks really nice, Chris. I have that Kreg system on mine and it’s really awesome. I cut a 10” spacer block for cutting pieces shorter than the 11” that’s the closes the stop blocks come to the blade on mine.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#2 posted 09-08-2017 01:01 AM

Nice work!!! How do you like the Grizzly Bandsaw? Been thinking about getting one for the smaller work. Have an old 3 wheel craftsman that works for the moment but its a 3 wheel, kinda like a YUGO. LOL

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

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#3 posted 09-08-2017 01:11 AM


Nice work!!! How do you like the Grizzly Bandsaw? Been thinking about getting one for the smaller work. Have an old 3 wheel craftsman that works for the moment but its a 3 wheel, kinda like a YUGO. LOL

- woodbutcherbynight

I like it for what it is, but I’d like to get a larger one for resawing at some point

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#4 posted 09-08-2017 03:31 AM

I have a JET 14 inch for resawing but hate to change the blade for a single short curved cut. The craftsman 3 wheel works but I have seen several Grizzlies on CL in ATL lately. Since the 3 wheel was free I really cannot complain.. LOL

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

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#5 posted 09-08-2017 01:33 PM

Wow! This is a great miter saw base and will be a wonderful 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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#6 posted 09-08-2017 02:42 PM

Super nice!

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#7 posted 09-08-2017 02:51 PM

Mighty mighty miter stand!

-- Jon "That's about as close as I can eyeball it"

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