LumberJocks Miter Saw Station (January 2013)

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Project by JSB posted 01-06-2013 11:16 PM 6340 views 21 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was in the process of designing a miter saw station when I stumbled upon John Heisz’s design from

His design solved more of my problems so I decided to give it a go. All panels are 1/4” ply and wrapped with dimensional pine. This keeps the weight down and also uses a lot of the scrap I had laying around. The hood drops the dust into a drawer. The bottom two doors fold out for blade storage. I am undecided on the extension wings. I will wait until they are needed to build them. I have a lot of other projects started that I need to finish first.

It works great at collecting the dust, I finally have a place to store saw blades, and I have a lot smaller footprint for the miter saw now. I did not spend a dime on this build. I had everything in the shop already. Great design John.

I recorded the entire build which you can view on my blog here on LJs.

Link to John’s YouTube channel:

His writeup and his SketchUp file can be found on his website here:

-- Jay -

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 01-06-2013 11:19 PM

Cool idea. Good for dust collection.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 01-07-2013 12:42 AM

This caught my eye (and not much does these days) because I need to do something with my chop saw setup. Shop Notes 22-127 has a chop saw station with some pretty neat features that could work easily into yours (and mine).

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL Now there's a face that would stop a clock! And seriously mess with small watches.

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#3 posted 01-07-2013 12:58 AM

I have my saw mounted on the Dewalt portable stand with extension arms but this is interesting. It completely encloses the saw. The drawer could be turned into a tray with baffles and a port out the side or back for a DC hose. That would eliminate one place to have to tote sawdust from. I like the basic idea though.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#4 posted 01-07-2013 01:24 AM

i like the saw blade storage

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#5 posted 01-07-2013 12:51 PM

I too like tool specific cabinets where everything for that tool can be put in one place.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#6 posted 01-07-2013 03:20 PM

Very good idea for dust collection. Im in process of doing something like this but im using an old kitchen base cabinet just instaling side extensions but need to come up with dust collection idea and i like this one. Thx for inspiration. Great job

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#7 posted 01-07-2013 09:16 PM

thanks for posting! this is it!

i have a scms work station and the base cabinet houses the i can make a stand with deep dust bin to keep all the dust indefinitely…now i can free the vac and use it elsewhere where it is most needed.

gonna be busy doing this this weekend!

thank you very much!

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#8 posted 01-08-2013 06:20 PM

That looks awesome. The dust drawer is brilliant!

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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