Mitre Saw Stand and Dust Collection

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Project by Manitario posted 1388 days ago 12161 views 35 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished this stand tonight. Like most of my projects I finished about 90% of it then ran out of motivation. I made it based on some plans from FWW. The wings fold in for room in my very small shop. Eventually, I’d love to attach a track and measuring system to the fence, eg. the Kreg Trac. I came up with the dust collection system after seeing what some of the other LJ members have done. As you can see from the pics, I attached the “Big Red” dust hood from PCI to a wooden bracket that slides along a bar at the back of the stand. This allows me to be able to pivot the hood when I cut mitres. Overall it sucks up about 70% of the sawdust, which is not ideal, but is 70% better than what I had before. As usual, I’ve made it out of 3/4” Baltic birch plywood, with exception of the fence which is MDF.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#1 posted 1388 days ago

Very well done looks great! Should last forever.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 1387 days ago

So nice, and fine work!
Best thoughts,

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

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#3 posted 1387 days ago

That is a wonderful addition to your shop and it will save you a lot of time and also give you much pleasure while using it. Great work.

-- 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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#4 posted 1387 days ago

Awesome job. I had considered building something similar but knowing that I have a tendency to get a bit lazy I knew I wouldn’t want to raise the wings up.

-- If at first you don't succeed then maybe skydiving isn't for you.

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#5 posted 1387 days ago

you know you did well when you get more favorites than comments.

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#6 posted 1353 days ago

Nice stand … well worth the effort. Good work!

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 1353 days ago

Without going into a lot of dry, boring details, let’s just leave it at … I like every single thing about it.

-- -- Neil

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#8 posted 1289 days ago

Nice miter saw stand.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Ron buggs

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#9 posted 391 days ago

I’m loving your miter saw cart. Is it possible to get that cut diagram?

-- The hardest working man in naptown

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#10 posted 391 days ago

thanks Ron; you can find the plan in FWW 2010 “Tools and Shops”

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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