Miter Station

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Project by Eagle1 posted 03-07-2012 08:47 PM 3337 views 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well since I have spent a third of this last summer in the hospital. I started thinking about how to get more storage in my shop. You know you have all the time in the world to think while your in the hospital. Any time that I start to redo my shop, it’s a pain in the {you know what}. You have to move stuff here so you can move a set of shelves to somewhere else. This is the first part of my shop reno. It’s still not complete yet, need to get the wood for the doors. I have also been thinking about putting a drawer in each section. The mitersaw station is 17 1/2 feet long. Long enought that I can free up more stuff off of the carts to be pushed around the shop. I saw how JL7 stuck his drill press in the station. { Thanks for letting me use that Idea} The left side fence of the mitersaw is removable. Just used some tnuts and screwed it down. Next thing comes the lumber rack. Mainly so I can get the wood off the othert side of the miterstation. Thanks for looking Tim:

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#1 posted 03-07-2012 08:52 PM

It’s taking shape! Good job!

Shop organization & efficiency!!! That is what I’m currently trying to accomplish as I SETUP my shop.

-- 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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#2 posted 03-07-2012 10:46 PM

It is looking nice. I think every woodworker goes thru this every few years.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#3 posted 03-07-2012 11:29 PM

Should have called it super miter station; that should serve very well. Good plan for storage.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 03-08-2012 12:44 AM

I’m building one myself right now.

How do you feel about the drill press being integrated? Have you had a chance to use it yet? I gotta dig mine out of the shed to see how it would come apart. How did you mount that?

I built a sliding setup for my mortising press. I’ll be able to move it back, towards the wall and pull it forward over the fence. Still working out the details.

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#5 posted 03-08-2012 01:45 AM

that’ll work. really nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 03-08-2012 03:00 AM

That is a real nice looking table and storage area!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 03-08-2012 10:36 AM

Todd I got the idea from JL7 after seeing his in his station. I did a few test drills and it seems to work just fine.
Thanks for asking.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#8 posted 03-08-2012 01:14 PM

Nice job!! Always need added storage.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#9 posted 03-08-2012 01:52 PM

Great use of your space! Organization is so critical in a small workshop. Happy cutting!

-- Randon Riegsecker,

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#10 posted 03-08-2012 03:54 PM

Nice job…i would add the kreg measuring track…i did and it is a big time saver. Want four board 22 inches long…don’t need a tape measure or a pencil….

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#11 posted 03-08-2012 09:01 PM

Hey Tim – you don’t mess around – you just asked about the drill press thing a couple of days ago, and viola – it is done….....The bench looks great – TONS of storage and looks like it could function as a workbench if need be….. This should be quite handy…...thanks for sharing.


-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#12 posted 03-12-2012 04:44 PM

Ive been racking my brain about how to best set up my shop lately too… Its a lot harder when you dont have enough space for your needs. Thats when “creative space usage” comes into play.

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#13 posted 03-12-2012 05:10 PM

Yep JL7 the fence does come off to make it a extra bench if need so. I set it up with T nuts on the underside. So if I need it just take off the fence.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#14 posted 03-12-2012 06:03 PM

That really helped your shop and gave you all sorts of storage room to boot. Congratulations.

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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#15 posted 03-12-2012 07:00 PM


That is a great bench and many great ideas to borrow.

Thanks for sharing and good luck with the rest of your shop overhaul.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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