Miter saw station and Circle Saw edge guide

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Project by cam1297 posted 07-06-2011 11:10 PM 3109 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been a member of lumberjocks for about two years now and have never posted any of my projects. I am currently working on turning my basement into a playroom and office space. The miter saw station is made like the one from an episode of DIY network’s Tools and Techniques. The episode shows a really cool trick using a combination square to get the exact height of the saw base. I used my Kreg Jig to join all of the plywood together. It is made from 3/4 birch plywood. It is actually not that heavy to move with my saw mounted. I have been using it on the floor, but it is great up on my saw horses. The last two pictures are of the straight edge ripping guide I made for my Ridgid circle saw. It is from a Wood magazine on line video. Nothing fancy, just some 1/2 inch hardboard. I was worried that it may be flimsy, but it is actually very sturdy. I plan on making a few more with the remainder of the hardboard for my different blades. I also followed Wood’s tip about writing the name of the saw and the blade on the base. I try to live my life by the KISS principle. Sometimes it works, most of the time it doesn’t.

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#1 posted 07-07-2011 12:06 AM

Well done.

-- Chuck Anstrom - Virginia

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#2 posted 07-07-2011 03:24 AM

Great idea, I am sure it will serve you well with your basement remodel.

-- Jeff, eastern Iowa

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#3 posted 07-07-2011 02:16 PM

That looks quite functional. However, in my experience: playroom + office = pretty much just playroom. :)

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