Chop saw work station

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Project by ScottyB posted 12-11-2007 03:45 AM 37600 views 28 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is one of my first projects. I used the plans and story from ””Wood Magazine’s annual storage/shop issue from 2007””: I really like this work station. A few pointers in the what would I do differently section…measure twice, cut once (I think my HS shop teacher said that once), the table the miter saw is on is bearly big enough to fit the saw. The left/right angle adjust just fits the 45 degree marks. In order to propperly square and level an 8 foot surface DO NOT use a 2 foot level. And finally, good enough for government work…is generally not good enough in woodworking.

-- "may it be done according to your word"

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 12-11-2007 04:05 AM

A lot of profound statements here. Nice set up.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 12-11-2007 04:35 AM

Very nice station. Isn’t it amazing how we know these rules, yet continually ignore them?
I’m embarrassed to say how much wood I’ve wasted for not following that very same sage advice.

-- Still learning everything

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#3 posted 12-11-2007 05:20 AM

Your right! I should have a long list of things to remeber when working wood pasted to the wall by my work bench

-- "may it be done according to your word"

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#4 posted 12-11-2007 05:31 AM

Scotty, I too know those words and have to keep reminding myself of them. The bench turned out good.
Welcome to LumberJocks.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 12-11-2007 06:57 AM

Woodworking is like a journey – every step, twist and turn teaches us something new about where we are going as craftsmen. You have learned something from your miter saw station and have in turn, passed on that information to others. That’s what it’s all about. I think the station looks great and as long as it functional :-)).

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 12-11-2007 02:46 PM

I think it came out great! Did you consider using one of the many track based measuring and length stop system? Looks like it would work perfectly…


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#7 posted 12-11-2007 03:56 PM

Hey Scott. That is Sweet. Very clean. Welcome to LJs.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 12-11-2007 04:35 PM

I like that a lot. Wish I had a spare wall.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 12-11-2007 04:37 PM

Hey Scotty! Nice job. I bet it’s great to have that kind of room.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#10 posted 12-11-2007 07:33 PM

Scotty: That is a really nice chop saw station! Makes me think it’s time for me to redo mine…

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#11 posted 12-11-2007 08:22 PM

Nice. Your set up is far ahead of me since all of my work stations are set up for portability and storage during fowl weather.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#12 posted 12-12-2007 05:30 AM

Looking Good!
I can’t wait to see what sort of projects that this allows you to make.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#13 posted 12-12-2007 06:04 AM

Once you have the set-up the rest will come naturally, I got a feeling that station is in for the long haul. Blkcherry

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#14 posted 05-25-2008 03:02 AM

Nice chop saw station.

-- Bud -

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#15 posted 03-10-2010 03:41 AM

nice looking chop saw station… good use of space…

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

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