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Miter saw extension table with a drawer

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Project by AJswoodshop posted 11-10-2012 04:54 PM 2118 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A standard miter saw comes with a small extension table that helps support the work piece you’re cutting, the problem is it doesn’t have a fence. And the fence that comes with your miter saw is only about 13’’ long on both sides, and that is difficult to keep a long work piece tight against the fence. So I made a extension table and made a longer fence to support long work pieces. And I also wanted to make a drawer to hold screws, and brad nails for my brad Nailer. It’s made out of 3/4’’ plywood and I used pocket screws and glue to hold everything together. And later on the table piece wasn’t wide enough, so I just used pocket screws and screwed on a piece of 3/4’’ melamine about 8’’ wide. I cut a piece of 1’’ thick walnut that is about 2’’ long for a drawer pull, and glued it on to the drawer. I mitered the corners of the extension table just to cut off the sharp corners.

Thanks for reading!

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 11-10-2012 05:18 PM

Looks pretty nice there kid!

You can always attach folding end sections if you ever want more room on the sides…

Looks cool!

What kind of miter saw is that?

Never did notice what kind you ended up with…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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AJswoodshop

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#2 posted 11-10-2012 05:42 PM

Thanks for the nice comment Joe! It’s a PC 12’’ miter saw, works out great!

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 11-10-2012 05:51 PM

Good Idea AJ .this should be a good accessory to have.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 11-10-2012 09:18 PM

AJ, that is a most needed addition to any miter saw. Nice going!!.............Jim

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

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AJswoodshop

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#5 posted 11-10-2012 09:22 PM

Yep! Your right Jim! A miter saw needs a extension table!
a1Jim,
Yes, it’s a great accessory to have!

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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woodshaver

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#6 posted 11-11-2012 01:13 PM

Your right AJ! A 13” fence is just way to short. Too easy for your work to move off the mark!
Glad you got that under control! Good job!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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AJswoodshop

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#7 posted 11-11-2012 01:50 PM

Your right Tony! A 13’’ fence is way to short!

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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sedcokid

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#8 posted 11-13-2012 02:39 AM

This would be a great addition to anyones work shop! Great Job!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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AJswoodshop

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#9 posted 11-13-2012 02:29 PM

Yes it would! I wish I would have made one a long time ago! The drawer is really nice too!

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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