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Project by LegendInMyOwnMind posted 04-28-2011 11:06 AM 2536 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Miter saw table base that my son and I built to match (same height) our router table. Same design method. Small top not much bigger than the base of the saw. Didn’t want it to become a workbench with tools all over it so we kept it small. Wanted to be able to move it around easily. Put casters on the side opposite the direction we normally move material with the thought that it would not move. Put a garage door handle on the other side from the casters.

The 1x piece of wood under the front is due to the uneven brick floor in the basement shop.

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.





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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 04-28-2011 03:07 PM

Looks a good sturdy bench.

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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docholladay

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#2 posted 04-28-2011 07:41 PM

Looks like it should be sturdy and last a long time. Are you planning to add any means to support long work pieces extending off of the saw table? If not, it is easy to use folding portable supports. I do it all the time.

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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dbhost

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#3 posted 04-28-2011 11:27 PM

I seem to recall seeing somewhere you mentioned that your shop is cramped on space. You might want to box in the lower cavity in that thing, add a shelf and a door, and use it for storage. Circ saws, jig saws etc… would make a lot of sense down there!

Looks like you could park a Suburban on it!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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LegendInMyOwnMind

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#4 posted 04-29-2011 02:22 AM

@Doc – as a matter of fact, I just got back from HD where I got a nice piece of oak that I bought to make a table extension from. Also bought a hinge. Hopefully it will do the job since my next job is to make two of those outdoor Morris chairs and I’ve got a lot of curring to do – I love stop blocks.

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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LegendInMyOwnMind

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#5 posted 04-29-2011 02:22 AM

cutting not curring…

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 05-29-2011 06:01 PM

Wow, a bench builder like me…... Just finished a bench using 2×4 and 2×6 framing, because I had it. not a level spot in my shop so custom cut to the angle of the floor. :) Hope this works for you.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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