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Chopsaw Bench

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Project by Teresa Mellon posted 01-27-2012 06:33 AM 6571 views 24 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project started because of my Christmas present….a new 12” Dewalt slide, dual bevel compound miter saw.
My original chopsaw bench was built out of TJI floor joists (you can see it behind the first pictur). I looked and looked online for ideas for a new “chopsaw bench”.....my friend gave me a box of woodworking magazines to look through for ideas.I got nothing but, frustrated that I couldn’t find any good ideas. So…..I just decided to start building at least a frame. I’ve never built cabinets, but lucky me….I built almost all of it out of scrap lumber. So, out of frustration that I couldn’t get any good ideas on the internet or woodworking magazines, I just started building my own creation! I face framed it with pine and bought the drawer pulls & knobs from Habitat for humanity.

-- Twisted T's Creations





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cabmaker

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#1 posted 01-27-2012 06:38 AM

Hey, thats a smart llooking bench for your saw and looks well thought out. If its true you have never done any cabinet work as you stated I would say your well on your way. And on the magazines, I hear they will make a great fire log. Enjoy that saw and bench. JB

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justholler

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#2 posted 01-27-2012 06:43 AM

Outstanding!!...something I could definitely see myself copying because I have the space and the need.

-- Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most..... Twain

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NBeener

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#3 posted 01-27-2012 06:44 AM

Boo-Yah !

You built the snot outta’ that one !!!!

I lean WAY too far toward “just make it work,” for shop furniture. I think you’re inspiring me to tilt a bit more in the other direction.

Very nice !

-- -- Neil

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 01-27-2012 07:11 AM

Looks like a fine chop saw station.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 01-27-2012 11:00 AM

Great job should serve to well.

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

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jeff

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#6 posted 01-27-2012 12:03 PM

Fantastic job…Jeff

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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workerinwood

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#7 posted 01-27-2012 03:42 PM

Nice work!! It will serve you well.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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ohwoodeye

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#8 posted 01-27-2012 04:19 PM

Very nice.
You could consider running the vacuum hose throught the back of the bench and connecting it directly to the saw to really suck up the dust vs the bag.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Rick Dennington

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#9 posted 01-27-2012 04:40 PM

One piece of advice I can give you…when in doubt, look to Lumberjocks for inspiration on your projects…there is more information on here from guys (and gals) on just about anything you want to build..The internet and magazines are good, but LJs is better, I think…..Ideas and inspiration is what we get from each other, so the next time you’re stumped, just cruise this site…you’ll be glad you did…....here is my version of a chopsaw and radial arm saw station I designed a couple of years ago…...I’ve had a few people on here want to build it, so they PM me, and I try to help them….that’s what we do….help each other…...

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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NBeener

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#10 posted 01-27-2012 04:49 PM

Rick: every time I see a picture that shows off your shop, generally, or highlights a particular piece, IN your shop … my jaw drops.

You, Sir, have a really fantastic work space !!

-- -- Neil

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Rick Dennington

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#11 posted 01-27-2012 05:44 PM

Thank you, Neil,

I’ve always enjoyed building shop furniture, and I think it’s my favorite thing to do….!!

I have seen a few of your projects, and have wanted to comment on them, but you’ve had me blocked for a long time (I never knew why), so I wasn’t able to…but anyway, I appreciate the nice comment…carry on…

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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NBeener

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#12 posted 01-27-2012 05:54 PM

Rick: I honestly didn’t know I did, or have any recollection of doing it. I’m going to say I messed up at some point, and—having just verified that you were right—I fixed that.

Sorry. I don’t get a lot of use out of that “BLOCK” thing, so I really don’t think about it.

-- -- Neil

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Rick Dennington

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#13 posted 01-27-2012 06:44 PM

Neil:

No problem….nothing to worry about….I have never used that feature of LJs, and never will….At least now when you post a topic, blog, or a project, I can give it a look-see… thanks for the “unblock”...carry on….

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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OnlyJustME

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#14 posted 01-28-2012 04:11 AM

Very nicely done and you even had enough scrap to build it. the best part is it doesn’t look like scrap wood any more.
You must have been super extra good to get santa to give you that nice of a present. :)

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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TurnTurnTurn

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#15 posted 01-28-2012 04:42 AM

Terrific work!!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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