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Project by FaTToaD posted 1152 days ago 3912 views 19 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my new miter saw station my brother and I put together this weekend. To make room we tore down some cabinets that were in the garage when I moved in. It’s nothing special, I used some baby blue Formica covered plywood I got free a while back.

I built the base out of some 2×4’s and 2×6’s, basically the only parts of this I didn’t have on hand. This also gives me some more room to store cutoffs and scrap. Since I wanted to spend as little money on this as possible, I made my own t-tracks and dust collection. The t-tracks on the fence are two pieces of plywood with rabbits on one side spaced about 1/4” apart to make room for hex bolts. This way I can use the little stop blocks I made for repeating cuts. The dust collection is a shopvac hose cut in half with some ABS pipe and duct tape holding everything together. Not the classiest job, but it’ll work for the time being. To handle the dust that falls under the saw I used a metal roof flashing/exhaust thing I found at HD. Once again, not perfect but it works. Look at the last picture to see what I mean.

On both sides of the miter saw the tops lift up to reveal storage underneath. I’m not sure what I’ll put in there, but I hated to waste the space. I figure it’ll be something I rarely use since I plan on putting stuff on top of it.

All in all I’m happy with it. It’s not as nice as many you find on here, but I finally can support long boards and can use stop blocks for pieces longer than ~7”. Sometime in the future I’ll build a nicer one, hopefully for a nicer saw.

I used my new HF pocket hole jig for a lot of the construction. I must say, that thing works like a champ. I’ll do a review on it here soon.

Thanks for looking! Any comments or feedback is welcomed.

David

-- David





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Diggerjacks

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#1 posted 1152 days ago

Hello FaTToaD

your miter saw station is very ingenius

I love your concept

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Roger

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#2 posted 1152 days ago

ahh yessss….. great use of your Kregg jig… :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Dan

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#3 posted 1152 days ago

I have the exact same Ryobi Miter saw. I have been planning on making something like this for it but just have not got around to it yet.

Yours looks good.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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Pat

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#4 posted 1152 days ago

Nice work, and a great idea!

-- Pat

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steliart

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#5 posted 1152 days ago

i like the idea of the storage boxes, very nice

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 1152 days ago

Nice looking miter saw station.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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razor524

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#7 posted 1151 days ago

Great idea, especially the storage in what is usually just dead space!

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fernandoindia

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#8 posted 1142 days ago

Nice David. I like the open base.

You also can refrigerate the secret compartments :)

-- Back home. Fernando

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