Another Miter Saw cabinet

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Project by johnzo posted 12-09-2010 07:49 PM 5079 views 11 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I followed the plan for the “Ultimate Miter Saw Stand” out of a Popular Woodworking mag – but with a few changes. Wanted a handy top drawer for accessories and also wanted to use a lot of excess flat stock and hardware I had lying around. What I had was junk that a reputable woodworker would have thrown out, but stingy me – had to find a use for. Even old counter top chipboard (left over from when my wife just HAD to have our kitchen updated with granite) for the saw deck and doors. I even took the time to solve something that had been bugging me ever since I bought my sliding miter saw: the space used by the saw slides. I used an ultra low tech solution: cut a hole in my workshop wall & built a box to allow the slide tubes to enter. See picture of the opposite side of wall (wait til my wife sees this!). Result: saves almost a foot of space behind the saw. Note also the sign above the entrance to my shop: “FORTRESS of SOLITUDE”. Shades of my childhood hero: Superman!

-- 70 is the new 50!

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#1 posted 12-09-2010 09:12 PM

Nice saw stand and cabinet. I can’t see anything wrong with using what material you have lying around, seems like the thing to do…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 12-10-2010 01:10 AM

I can’t see anything wrong with cutting a hole in the wall to fit the MS!

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

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#3 posted 12-10-2010 02:53 AM

looks wonderful to me

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 12-10-2010 02:59 AM

I’m so glad you posted the picture of the cutout. I’ve been putting off getting a new saw due to the lack of space. You gave me a great idea.

Oh, great stand too!!! It looks awesome.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#5 posted 12-10-2010 05:24 AM

LOL, love the cut out… Hope you don’t need that space in the next room, though :)

I have that plan all printed out and ready to go. Actually, I have a couple different miter saw station plans, and still need to decide which one to make.

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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#6 posted 12-10-2010 03:21 PM

Nice stand and that’s a cool space saving idea using the wall for the slide!!
Thanks for sharing!!!!!!

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

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#7 posted 10-11-2016 01:10 PM

Great looking cabinet/stand! I like the materials used as they give it a nicely finished look. Well done and thanks for sharing!

-- Joe, Olathe, KS

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