Miter Station

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Project by rodneyh posted 02-12-2012 07:24 AM 2935 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having my shop in the basement (and we have no garage at all) means at least some of my space gets shared. This bench is primarily for auto or house repair type projects. My woodworking benches are just behind me as I took these pics. I’ve really been wanting a real miter station, but just couldn’t see how I could spare the space until I came up with this. By using a pair of rails, I get a miter station that essentially takes up no space. When the saw is needed, it sits upright on the lower rail. The height, of course, is set so the top of the saw is level with the top of the bench. When the bench is needed for another project, the saw slides out, flips over, and sits on the upper rail, giving me back all of my bench space (and giving a handy storage spot for the saw). It’s not complicated, but I think it’s pretty slick.

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#1 posted 02-12-2012 10:10 AM

Nice miter station, Thanks for giving us a look.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#2 posted 02-12-2012 11:31 AM

Great use of space! I need to put my SCMS on a cart with flip up extensions.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 02-12-2012 12:07 PM

Very good idea, good utilization of space available.

-- We are all one decision away from stupid.

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#4 posted 02-12-2012 12:32 PM

Nice work station.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 02-12-2012 12:44 PM

I have the reverse of your shared space problem, with a garage, but no basement. I think i have to steal your idea, just the same. Thanks for the inspiration!

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#6 posted 02-12-2012 01:27 PM

Excellent Idea Rodneyh, I’m like you, I don’t have a lot of space on my shop.
Check this space saver out.

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#7 posted 02-12-2012 02:30 PM

Great project, I am working out of the garage& share my space with a bunch of crap, mostly mine, can’t blame the wife. I need find some wall space so ican do the same.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#8 posted 02-12-2012 02:41 PM

Nothing like some good ‘ol fashioned woodworker’s ingenuity! Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#9 posted 02-12-2012 04:36 PM

Nice job on saving space. Nice looking saw.

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

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#10 posted 02-12-2012 04:45 PM

I like this a lot. Thanks for the view.

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#11 posted 02-12-2012 11:31 PM

Thanks everyone.

Randy – I almost built the fold out wing mobile miter station, and it would be stored under the same bench. This was just a lot less work and $$.

Woodshaver – I saw that, and it inspired me for a couple more shop projects that are in the works. A mobile station for a big Jet belt / disc sander and a mobile downdraft table (before the dust kills me). I’ll post them in a few days when I get my drawer slides and finish them up. I’ll eventually do a flip top mobile planer station for my Dewalt 733 (sure wish I had space for something bigger). Just trying to work out the design (I have a lot of wants). I want the planer to be recessed when up so that its bed is flush with the top. I only want it to be about 24-30 inches square, so I’d like infeed and outfeed wings. I want it bare on the reverse side for a TS outfeed table.

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#12 posted 02-12-2012 11:43 PM

This was a great post I love new ideas. I hope to see more of your creations in the future!
Happy Woodworking!

Tony C

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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