|Project by kdc68||posted 08-16-2012 12:13 AM||8297 views||48 times favorited||18 comments|
This has been a project overdue to be completed. My old setup made cutting boards to length a hassle. Now with this Deluxe Miter Saw Station, those hassles are gone !! No more measuring each board. No more using clamps and blocks as stops.
> Picture 1 shows the completed project. Each extension with Rockler flip stops can cut a board up to 4’2”. The Shop Vac and the Dewalt Miter Saw are plugged into a Craftsman Auto Switch. The vac turns on at the same time as the saw and the vac continues to run a few seconds after the saw stops running.
> Picture 2 shows the cabinet under construction. I designed this so if I were to ever move the saw station I made it to be mobile. The extensions can be easily removed by unscrewing 3 screws on each side. The base of the cabinet is hinged and flips up out of the way. There are swivel castors on the bottom so I could move it around if needed. This picture shows the cabinet stationary with the base flipped down.
> Picture 3 shows the base flipped up with the castors contacting the floor to be easily moved around.
> Picture 4 shows one extension upside down on sawhorses and under construction. The leg (part held in place with the bar clamps) has levelers and can be easily adjusted by the built in opening revealing the nut and bolts. The bottom left corner of the picture shows 3 – 4” corner brackets. Those brackets attach to the cabinet side and can be easily removed if needed.
>Picture 5 shows one of the fences. Both fences are mirror images. The fences can be adjusted in two ways. The first way is by loosening the star knobs on both ends on both fences so I can perfectly align the two with a string line using the aluminum fence on the saw as a reference. The second way is adjust the face of the fence either to the left or right with the other set of knobs. By doing this I can tweak the self adhesive tape measure to the flip stop for perfect cuts.
>Picture 6 show the storage drawers. The drawers have full extension slides with a 100 lb capacity. The bottom drawer is perfect for small cut-offs and tucks away behind the closed doors.
The materials that were used are 3/4 birch plywood, 1/4 luan plywood (door panels), 3/4 melamine, 1/2 MDF, and 3/4 poplar.
-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once