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Scrap wood miter bench

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Project by FreddieMac posted 03-20-2018 04:19 PM 665 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I rolled together my two tool boxes to make a basic platform for this new setup. I also started to create a dust collection system and decided to put it in the corner of the shop. I had a spare computer D chord and some leftover romex. I found a light switch and 110 outlet and wired up a toggle switch for the vacuum. I mounted both to the bench in a nice location. I did go purchase some 2” schedule 40 PVC and started to run a new dust collection system in my shop. I hope to finish that project this weekend and get my shop clean again.

I had a bunch of scrap wood, pallet boards, partial board, mdf and hardboard left over from other projects. I also had a really bad particle board entertainment center from my son’s room; we upgraded his furniture this winter. I decided that I wanted to put together a miter bench with dust hood. I ripped a combination of hard board, mdf and shelves from that entertainment center into wings for the saw. I took some scrap 2×4 and cut some supports. I made some cubby holes that I will later use for storage of small screws or something. I ripped some additional 2×4s down to ~1”x 1” for the dust shield and use a piece of scrap 1/8” ply to start sheeting it out. Ran out of ply, so I will have to go buy a new piece this weekend.

I found some rockler rail I was storing at the bottom of one of my draws. I had pieces of various sizes and decided to use them to make a stop block. I mitered the fence and place the rails in various locations. Did not have enough, but I will wait till my next project to finish this off.

It is southern ugly, but I spend probably $30 additional dollars this weekend on PVC and used up all the scrap wood in my shop. Main thing is that system is square and straight. I tested a number of cuts and they all came out to be 90 degrees.





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#1 posted 04-04-2018 05:59 PM

LoL…southern ugly….kinda like that term! Looks good and seems practical! Thanks for sharing!

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