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Project by gustmadeit posted 12-09-2018 02:39 AM 1266 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished up my miter station. Used about 16 sheets of 3/4” purebond birch plywood. Top trim on each cabinet is maple. For the drawer fronts – each section was cut with a sheet so that they have continuous grain. The cabinets on the left of the saw are each 30” wide and the cabinets on the right of the saw are each 24” wide. I made the height of the work surface 38”. I am 6’1” and 38” seemed right for me. Lots of planning went into it but once I came up with a plan it went well. Has about 6’ of stop block capacity which is good enough for 99% of what I do. Total unit is 12’. I kept it 6” from the right wall because I still plan to run a 4” dust collection along the back to the back of the saw. The shop vac works fine but since I built it with that 4” line in mind I’ll add it. Probably overkill having both shop vac and dust collection behind it but owell. All drawers are 24” deep w full extension slides. Originally was going to make my own handles but glad I didn’t. Really like the ones I bought. I actually bought an extra set of drawer slides and a 2 extra handles just to have extra if I ever need a replacement. Total approx cost: plywood $900, maple trim $25, drawer slides $400, drawer handles $200, other smaller costs (2 sections of 4’ t-trak, reverse tape measure, couple boxes of #6 1 1/4” screws, gallon of titebond 3). Apprx $1,600.





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#1 posted 12-09-2018 03:45 AM

Looks great.

-- Michael Dilday, Suffolk, Va.

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#2 posted 12-09-2018 07:14 AM

One of these decades…

-- Be honest, honorable, kind, work hard, and generally be awesome.

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#3 posted 12-09-2018 09:38 AM

Now it begs to be used huh? Nice work!

-- DonB

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#4 posted 12-09-2018 10:59 AM

Pretty cool

-- Petey

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#5 posted 12-09-2018 02:12 PM

I can only dream, not so much ability as space

oh – NICE !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 12-09-2018 03:18 PM

Added this to my favorites in the hope that I can get to something like this one of these years.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#7 posted 12-09-2018 04:47 PM

Beautiful!!!

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#8 posted 12-09-2018 06:01 PM

It looks great. I’m sure you’re going to be using this a years.

-- Alfonso, Olympia, Washington

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#9 posted 12-09-2018 07:41 PM

now thats a proper miter station! How is the dust collection working out for you and do you have full range for miters left and right?

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#10 posted 12-09-2018 08:38 PM

Wow. Looks awesome. Plenty of storage too. Now go get it dusty.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#11 posted 12-10-2018 02:52 AM

So for the question regarding dust collection – right now it’s just hooked up to shop vac which to me does fine. What doesn’t get collected by the shop vac just gets contained behind the saw, but I did build the station 6 inch from the far right wall so I can run a 4 inch flex line underneath to the back of the saw which I plan to still do. Then it will have collection both ways. Probably overkill but what the heck. As far as range goes it has full range, I added a couple 1/8” pieces to block dust and those pop off for when I need to make a miter cut.

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#12 posted 12-10-2018 05:01 AM

Really nice miter saw station.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#13 posted 12-10-2018 05:28 AM

That’s a monster table!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 12-11-2018 01:22 PM

The upper cabinets are an innovative addition making use of what otherwise would be dead space.

Just one question: are the hardboard side panels on the dust collection hood easily removable if you need to tilt the saw for a bevel cut?

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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