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This is my mitersaw staion I had about 3/4 of a sheet of 18mm ply left over from a job & some white formica I’m always stuck for space in my workshop so I made it with drop down wings the supports were made of somvery plain maple I had left over & have a swivelling top so they fold flat against the side of the cabinet & to allow for seasonal or workpiece load changes I am able fine tune the level of the extension tables I fitted on the top of the supports some adjustable height feet that “Hafelle” sell for levelling the bottom of flat pack wardrobes. I am able to store my tablesaw blades & dado set in the cupboard & the drwaer contains a few relevant parts like compound mitre guide & adustable stops, quick clamps etc. The whole thing is on 3” castors & makes life a lot easier, hope you can take something useful from it
Cheers
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK





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Eagle1

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#1 posted 1345 days ago

Very nice work station for the chopsaw.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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mafe

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#2 posted 1345 days ago

Very nice work station you have there, and a pleasure that you can transport it arround easy where needed.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 1345 days ago

Trevor, this is a nice chop saw station. Making fold down extensions is an excellent idea. Not only does this improve the functionality of your saw but it also looks good as well. Thanks for the post I will definitely have to put one of these on my to do list.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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degoose

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#4 posted 1345 days ago

With all the amazing attachments and accessories you have made recently… your workshop must be a dream to enter…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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workerinwood

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#5 posted 1345 days ago

Nice job!! This is at the top of my ’ to do list’.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Goddahavefun

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#6 posted 1345 days ago

that is a great workstation trev !!!
Very crisp unit !! Like the look of it !!!
i am putting the finsishing touches to my mitre saw work bench, mine is fixed, I am lucky I have the space,

I like the idea of using left overs for making something, which you have done !! thats fantstic !!!
best way to save mate $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

I am doing the same , I am challenging myself to make mine from scrap bits from other jobs , so far so good !

Have a great day & dont be afraid to get it dirty !!! LoL

Cheers
Anthony

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 1345 days ago

That is really a wonderfully designed and built chop saw station. Congratulations.

-- 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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SPalm

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#8 posted 1345 days ago

Nice. You have really been cranking out some nice shop projects.
I drool.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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docholladay

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#9 posted 1345 days ago

Very nice. I like that.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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Ken90712

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#10 posted 1345 days ago

Great Job! Should be a great addition to the shop. I really like the fold out wings. I’m about 1/2 way thru building a flip cabinet that houses my Planer and Chop saw & I’m thinking the wings would be a great idea. It would be sweet if I could get the wings to work on the both tools. Well have to do some math.

Thx for the post, well done.

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

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steopa

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#11 posted 1345 days ago

Hey Trevor – looks great. Quick question – what are the two metal parts attached to the right, rear, top corner of the main unit? They look like they have some black knobs on them. Just curious, as I started working on a cut list for something similar the night before last.

- Steve

-- Steopa

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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 1345 days ago

Trevor, thats a nice job on the miter saw station.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 1345 days ago

Top Shelf!!!!!!! You have incorporated a lot of nice features in that station that will make you feel real good each time you use it!!!!!!!!!

THANKS FOR SHARING

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Skylark53

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#14 posted 1345 days ago

This is a smart looking station. I like the fold down wings for space economy, the undersaw storage, the casters.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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tdv

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#15 posted 1345 days ago

Thankyou all I’m glad you like it Steve (steopa) the things you refer to are the adjustable wardrobe feet I mentioned I turned them upside down & fitted them to the edge of a piece of maple about 6×3 x 5/8” there is a bolt drilled through the centre & into the wing,when the wing support is opened up that piece swivels to 90 degrees of the wing & supports the extension bed. I can then adjust these little feet up or down to fine tune the level of the bed
God bless
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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