|Project by DaveTPilot||posted 02-14-2012 04:08 AM||5425 views||14 times favorited||13 comments|
As with most of my shop projects, I have tried to incorporate all of the features I currently want in a miter station as well as things I might want or need in the future. They say a picture can tell a thousand words but I cannot fully demonstrate the functionality of this station with pictures alone. I guess I am going to have to make another video. :)
For now I will just list some of the features:
1. Incorporated dust collection that consists of a down draft table and a hose that picks up where the bag used to be.
I used plastic sink plumbing and old pool cleaner hose. By leaving the joint a little loose, the plumbing elbow rotates when the saw is lowered but it is still vacuum tight. Dust collection is never an exact science with a miter saw but this systems works pretty well. I also have a 4” hose at the end on hooks that plugs into my surface planer and drum sander and another attachment for various other hand held tools.
2. Extendable fences with an adjustable shop made stop.
3. Lots of storage for cutoffs
4. Drawers for storage of short cutoffs, templates, drawing tools…what ever you can think of.
5. Wheels for mobility
Also, there is a lot of room behind the fences. I can build additional storage bins or racks for tools. The drawers do not need pulls but I may add some for aesthetics. I would like to make them myself and welcome any ideas or suggestions.
Hopefully, I will have time in the next few weeks to make that video and really demonstrate how versatile this station is.
Thanks for looking.
-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com