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Project by Farrout posted 09-30-2012 02:28 PM 2068 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When you have a small shop, 1/2 the garage, it helps to be creative.
I have had this miter saw for years, but every time I needed to use it, it had to sit on the ground and I had to find a way to support the stock to hold it in position.
I decided to get a roll around tool box and mount the saw on it.
I added a piece of 3/4 MDF to add some strength then drilled 3/8” holes and bolted the saw to the top.
The wings fold down so the whole thing doesn’t take up as much space when not in use.

A bonus is that I now have four more drawers to store/hide junk.

I liked the result so I took the top box off my old roll around and mounted my little band saw on it.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I should be a genius!





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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 09-30-2012 02:35 PM

very creative.great job and you can never have to much storage.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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myfixit5050

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#2 posted 09-30-2012 05:00 PM

Very cool! wish I would have thought of something like that before I had this idea…

-- count your fingers before you leave... 10 in= 10 out!

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JerryS

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#3 posted 09-30-2012 05:26 PM

Nice way to get storage for the tools too . Very Clever idea you have there .

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Northwest29

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#4 posted 09-30-2012 07:19 PM

Whatdaya mean ‘Junk’? Us craftsman (people) only have a lot of “STUFF”! (-; Good job on saving space.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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WoodWorkWarrior

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#5 posted 10-01-2012 02:50 AM

Nice use of the toolbox as a mobile cart. I’m working on my own miter saw station because like you, using the floor and whatever wood scrap I could find for outfeed support gets old.

-- Jason

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ChrisK

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#6 posted 10-01-2012 12:37 PM

Great solution.

-- Chris K

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Jacob

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#7 posted 10-01-2012 12:59 PM

Great Idea! I just found a beaten old cart at the dump, drawers are missing/broken I was going to use it as a planer cart but I think I’ll go this route.

-- https://www.facebook.com/knottydawgwoodwork

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anobium

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#8 posted 10-01-2012 06:26 PM

Love the idea. storage for hand tools and miter stand in one.

-- Whoever finds mistakes can keep them. English is a foreign language to me.

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reddinosaur

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#9 posted 10-07-2012 10:59 PM

very cool way to save space!

-- Jess

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ten4cmor

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#10 posted 10-11-2013 05:04 PM

Great idea and way to add shop space! Good work.

-- "Truth is not based on belief but rather belief is the intended response to Truth"

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Pie

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#11 posted 01-07-2014 12:20 AM

Simply GENIUS!. I may have to copy that idea.

-- Pie

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