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Miter Saw Stand and Dust Collection Box

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Project by Kevin posted 02-13-2013 at 10:31 AM 3003 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The metal miter stand is an older portable unit I made while taking an evening welding class. I did not ever take it out of the shop so I decided to make it permanent mounted. The Dewalt logo came from a Dewalt power tool case. I cut the logo out of the plastic case. I braced the stand in 4 places to the wall. Total length is about 11’ Width is about 12”. The dust collector box was made using a 4” flange I got at Woodcrafters. I used 3/4” for the sides, and 1/4” for the top, bottom, and back. I then sealed it with some clear latex caulking. Seems to work well so far. It is so much easier to cut a long board now.





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Diggerjacks

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#1 posted 02-13-2013 at 10:59 AM

Hello Kevin

Welcome to LJ’s

You have done a monster !!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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pintodeluxe

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#2 posted 02-13-2013 at 11:28 AM

Looks good.
Does the dust collection work pretty good?

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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bullhead1

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#3 posted 02-13-2013 at 03:26 PM

Looks pretty sturdy. You might want to consider adding a self stick tape measure on top of the extension wing and make a stop block with a piece of scrap and a spring clamp for repetitive cuts. Nice setup!

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whitebeast88

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#4 posted 02-13-2013 at 04:01 PM

great looking miter saw station,i like the dust collection you set up.

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 02-13-2013 at 08:24 PM

Well done and welcome!

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

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Jim55

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#6 posted 02-13-2013 at 08:40 PM

Very nice! I expect you’ll get a lot of use from that set up! We had a similar work station one place it worked and I determined right then, nigh on to 20 or more years ago, I would have one too.

Well, I happen to have the room to set up such a station now and in fact it’s in the building stage right now. I am hoping I can build in a router station too to make the space dual use.
Putting in a movable part stop as suggested by others is part of my planning and I just happened to have broken tape measure recently and am saving the tape for quick reference in setting my cut length. (as suggested as well.)

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BusterB

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#7 posted 02-13-2013 at 09:26 PM

Nice set-up….just wish I had room to duplicate it….Good job

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Soundx

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#8 posted 03-27-2013 at 04:41 PM

Nice.

-- Terry,Tennessee

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