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Project by steopa posted 01-06-2011 01:29 AM 11540 views 16 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, project number 2 was something to put my miter saw on. I guess I got sick and tired of picking it up off the floor, putting it on a workbench, making a cut, and then putting it back.

This was inspired by the FineWoodWorking article (FWW #209) and you lumberjocks.

The width measures just under 4 feet “closed”, but expands out to just over 10 feet. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with the top and base of the saw, so it is just clamped in place for now. I think I’ll bolt it down and then add some rulers to the wings for measuring. There is a bit of a gap between the saw and the extensions, which needed to be there to allow the handle in the front to fully swing side-to-side. But I think I may try putting on a different fence so everything fits a little better.

You may recognize the tire tracks on the bottom of the case. This was another piece of my son’s bike jump (that was run over by a tractor tire). I didn’t want to use it, but after making the mistake of not taking 2 inches off both sides of the bottom panel, but taking off 2 inches from the same side twice, well, the base piece just didn’t fit. Back to the scrap pile…

Most everything else went well though. I did have a hard time trying to align the fences. The right one is about 1/2” back, but it mostly is just holding up the cutoffs, so I haven’t worried too much. At some point I’ll try to get them right.

Thanks for the inspiration!

-- Steopa





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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 01-06-2011 01:40 AM

Nice miter saw stand.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 01-06-2011 02:16 AM

looks good! I think that’s the plan I’m going to build, too.

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

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#3 posted 01-06-2011 02:17 AM

Nice job! Just finished building one too. You’re going to love it!
John

-- 70 is the new 50!

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#4 posted 01-06-2011 03:00 AM

Nice! Gotta have one!

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#5 posted 01-06-2011 03:06 AM

Wonderful project. Wish I had room for this type of stand

-- Norman

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#6 posted 01-06-2011 03:26 AM

I’ve been eyeballing that plan for some time now,
and seeing the good job you did on it, inspires me that this is the one I want to build.
thanks for sharing,

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#7 posted 01-06-2011 03:39 AM

I really like the compact ability of it.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#8 posted 01-06-2011 04:43 AM

Nice stand. I built the same one a few months ago, for the same reason as you. Now I can’t ever imagine using my mitre saw on the floor ever again.

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

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#9 posted 01-06-2011 05:30 PM

And I was thinking what a great inlay you did on the bottom LOL Great stand! I made a flip stand that I’m thinking of adding these wings too. Thx for sharing.

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

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#10 posted 01-07-2011 12:19 AM

Nice work. Looks good and sturdy. Having a mobile miter saw station is a great addition to any shop, big or small. Great work.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#11 posted 01-08-2011 04:12 PM

Nice work. I am building the same one as well. I am about to put the gussets on. Are they working out pretty well? Or should I try and alternate design?

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#12 posted 01-09-2011 08:08 PM

PS: that looks like the 6” Gen. International jointer in the pictures… I swear you must have broken into my shop and taken pics!!!

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

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steopa

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#13 posted 01-10-2011 04:42 PM

@DrBreakIt – I’m happy with the gussets. The lag screws let you set the height easily. I added some stop blocks to the base of the outfeed table, so you can just swing the supports into place and not worry about aligning them.

By the way, Manitario and I both had a hard time lining up the fences with the miter saw fence. If you haven’t put it together yet, I would suggest attaching the outfeed base to the main base with the hinges before attaching the outfeed top to the outfeed base. Might be easier that way. So, if I had to do it again, I would

1. Build the outfeed base.
2. Attach the outfeed base to the main cabinet.
3. Cut the outfeed top and build the sliding fences.
4. With the fence pushed snug against and clamped to the outfeed table, adjust the position the outfeed table/fence component so that the outfeed fence and miter fence are parallel.
5. Screw everything together.

Let me know how it works. I’m loving mine!

-- Steopa

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