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#1 posted 08-15-2011 03:32 AM

that is one great counter! Looks solid! I always love looking at these shop improvements people make. Makes me REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY want my own shop…...SOON!!! :)

Thanks for posting!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 08-15-2011 09:09 AM

I have had nd2elk’s work station in my favorites for some time for the same reason. I like the free space under the counter. It’s nice to get organized…......

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 08-15-2011 05:12 PM

Hi pbjguy

I built a free standing mitersaw bench about 5 months ago !!!


I didnt see nd2elks bench , i wish I did, but i made mine from just pieces of timber I had lying around !!

I want the free standing bench, originaly as a storage idea for underneath , but canned the storage idea,because I hated my feet hitting something underneath everytime I used the dropsaw bench !!

My biggest issue, was the mounds of sawdust that collected , because I didnt have a vacing system , I looked at all the other ideas on the net , when I came across some sites about dust hoods,
Ive posted a couple of links here , that helped me big time with good ideas to solve the dust solution !!!

The “DUST HOOD” idea is very usefull if you dont have a vaceing system connected , it can also be of great value with a system !! so I took these ideas & principles into consideration ! and built a box unit from some scrap ply !!! you know what ? it worked a treat even without a vaceing system , it stopped most of the saw from flying in the air & gave me the ability to direct it in the direction I wanted it to go !! I put a bin underneath & a good majority landed directly in the bin !!!

I also cut out a bit of the chipboard on the dropsaw cradle to stop saw dust from collecting directly at the back of the saw ,thus allowing it to drop with ease in the bin underneath !!

I made a lot of mistakes along the way, but managed to correct them via the various ideas on the net !!
Sites like LJ’s are brilliant at solving the issues we face as timber workers !!!
Sure we all are stubborn and opinionated experts !!! LoL
The day i said to myself NO !!! I want to get this right !! something great happened ,that made me go “WOW” it works !!! as I was cutting timber on the bench,the saw dust was hitting the back of the hood straight into the bin !! I was like Michael Jordon ,hitting nothing but Net !!!!

Hope these links work !!! & hope they help !!!

Your bench is looking great ,

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All the best

Old Mate

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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#4 posted 08-15-2011 09:09 PM

Wow. Thanks for the info!

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#5 posted 08-16-2011 02:25 AM

gotta love the size…looking good…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#6 posted 08-18-2011 04:55 AM

Looks a lot like the 16’ miter saw bench I made in my shop. I have since replaced teh miter saw with a RAS.

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#7 posted 08-18-2011 07:01 AM

save a fortune

buy a “stand”…

comes on wheels

way cheaper, portable

folds down to a compact small foot print

has extendable arms

and unless you get material for free………you cant build it cheaper

no brainer

on the other hand, if you get free “stuff”

do it

Hats off to you : )…………pbguy,………its a long road. Yours is text book perfect so far : )

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#8 posted 08-18-2011 07:12 AM

just as a note:

miter saws are used somewhat, exclusively for “trim work” and for the nicest result, there are often times, that the piece of furniture, the built in, the fireplace surround, the kitchen, the baseboard, the casing………….my point is, is that most of the time the miter saw is best kept mobile…………..dont park it. ……….it can be a real problem where as if you keep that saw “mobile” and dont turn it into a “stationary” tool, like a shaper.

Stands are now cheap………….thank China

and portable

there might come a day, when I build another miter saw stand. But not today.

2 cents

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#9 posted 08-19-2011 05:30 AM

Have the Dewalt 12 slider w/stand for mobility.

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#10 posted 11-30-2011 05:57 PM

What’s the blue material that was used for the countertop itself?

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