Miter Saw Station

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Project by Lockwatcher posted 01-12-2011 07:21 AM 23703 views 194 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a miter saw stand that I built in the fall. It features Kreg tracks and stops. The wings and the shelf holding up the saw are all torsion boxes made from 1/4” MDF with Poplar edges. The main stand is a modified Easy Shop Table. I designed the original shop table loosely based on a project from Wood Magazine (March 2010) and was for an assembly table. I first built the assembly table, then decided to build some more shop tables based on the design. You can see these on my Project Page.
The wings and general design of the table comes from combining features on various tables I have seen.

I have not put together a tutorial on building this (as it is similar to my Easy Shop Table series). If anyone needs dimensions or other info (like additional photos) let me know…

-- Lockwatcher, Ohio,

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Nick Eisner

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#1 posted 01-12-2011 07:29 AM

It will be an indispensable addition to you shop!! Very nice!

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

Excellent work and a great addition to your shop Ken. Welcome to LJ. I hope you like it here. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your projects.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 01-12-2011 10:48 AM

Welcome to the show,This is a great site and that is a great miter saw station You have assembled for Your self ! The versatility and mobility on a station like this is a good choice and I am sure You put this thing to good use when doing large cross cutting ops ! Good stuff and as always ,be safe.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#4 posted 01-12-2011 02:26 PM

Great work Ken. Looks like you built it to last for several generations.

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

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#5 posted 01-12-2011 02:26 PM

On of the best implementations of a mobile design I’ve seen. Nice job.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#6 posted 01-12-2011 04:16 PM

Great job.

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#7 posted 01-12-2011 07:19 PM

Great job on this Miter Stand.

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

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#8 posted 01-12-2011 08:10 PM

Excellent job, waiting for the next idea

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#9 posted 01-12-2011 08:39 PM

Really nice job!!!!!!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#10 posted 01-12-2011 09:37 PM

Awesome! OK, I’m gonna have to fav this for now until I get a round to making one.
THX for post.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#11 posted 01-13-2011 01:09 AM

Nice miter saw station. Is the flip stop pretty nice to use? I heard it has some play in it. Travis Larson from the Family Handyman magazine said it had too much play in it for fine finish work. What are your thoughts on that?

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#12 posted 01-13-2011 01:11 AM

Nice miter saw station.

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#13 posted 01-13-2011 02:19 AM

Wonderful work station

-- Norman

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#14 posted 01-13-2011 08:12 PM

Very clever design. I’m yet to try my hand at torsion boxes. For this application, that’s clearly the way to go (unless you want to deadlift your wings). Awesome.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#15 posted 01-14-2011 01:47 AM

Great job… very nice!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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