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Project by Tyler posted 06-20-2012 06:21 AM 3235 views 17 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this in a couple places on LJs and decided that it would fit my needs rather nicely. I got the plans from Fine Woodworking; they were decent plans, but there were a few spacing dimensions ignored that I had to figure out myself. After only a few minor hiccups, I came out with this. The side tables hinge up very nicely to align with my miter saw (pictures 2 and 3), and the sliding fences (pictures 4 and 5) work very well. I was surprised to find that this small unit is over ten feet long when everything is extended. My Shop Vac fits in the cabinet to provide dust collection, plugged into (along with the saw) a 15 foot extension cord that runs outside the stand. There are four casters, two of them with brakes, mounted under the unit for portability. Critiques welcome… thanks for looking!

-- Tyler- Montandon, PA ------ "It aint broke, it just needs fixed!"





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 06-20-2012 07:49 AM

That’ll work. Should serve you well. Moce job.

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 06-20-2012 07:52 AM

That is a great saw station

Lots of length when needed and compact

when not

It also looks great

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 06-20-2012 11:39 AM

Excellent job on that miter saw station!!!!!!!!!! You have a lot of good ideas incorporated in it! The best being the fold down tables to conserve space!! It is neat that the Vac goes with it, too.

How does that vacuum pick up work? What % of the dust would you say it picks up? I did not have a place to rout dust collection behind mine so I built a hood with a barrel below and I catch about 80% in it.

Thanks, Jim

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

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Tyler

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#4 posted 06-20-2012 08:19 PM

Jim,
I’d say I’m getting around 80 or 90 percent of the dust, but my saw has a weird dust collection thing right behind the blade that works well, so I’d attribute it mostly to that.

Thanks for the comments, everyone.

-- Tyler- Montandon, PA ------ "It aint broke, it just needs fixed!"

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Belg1960

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#5 posted 06-21-2012 10:43 AM

Tyler, nice job. Could you perhaps add a few pics of the swing arm support and the hinges you used for the fold down sides.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Tyler

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#6 posted 06-21-2012 05:45 PM

Pat,
All the plans said to use were just simple 3” tee hinges, and they are plenty strong enough to support the table and support gusset. As a side note, in the one picture you see that a screw that is actually holding up the table. This is so that it can be adjusted to make the table tops flush/parallel to your miter saw. The block behind it is actually just a stop block so the support gusset doesn’t swing out too far. And as yet another side note, the one picture you see the locks that hold down the sliding fences. I thought I’d throw a pointer out there to put a spring between the washer and the table so the washer doesn’t fall to the table when the fence is fully extended (I.E. pain in the butt). Now, I’ll quit yappin’... here are the pictures. Thanks for the comments!

-- Tyler- Montandon, PA ------ "It aint broke, it just needs fixed!"

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Belg1960

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#7 posted 06-22-2012 04:13 PM

Tyler, buddy thanks alot for extra info. Is all the material 3/4” plywood.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Tyler

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#8 posted 06-22-2012 04:43 PM

No problem, Pat. And yes… you can get all the pieces out of two 4’x8’ sheets of 3/4” plywood.

-- Tyler- Montandon, PA ------ "It aint broke, it just needs fixed!"

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Drifter

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#9 posted 06-29-2012 05:11 PM

Great Job! I love the compact nature of this design – especially for those of us working with small amounts of available space – like a half used garage. I was thinking about setting my miter saw up in a swing down arrangement from the wall – like a Murphy bed. Now I am thinking I may work something like this into a mount for my old metal teachers desk – which is also a work station. Thanks for the post.

-- - It's not worth doing if your not willing to do your best.

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Bill729

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#10 posted 07-24-2012 04:53 AM

Very nicely done!

Bill Whig

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