Miter saw table and new Az woodshop

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-07-2013 10:53 PM 4516 views 7 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have just about finished the first phase of our new wood shop in our Arizona RV park. I have been working with LJ Dingle ( Danny) and many of the guys from the park to put this together this far.
This miter saw table was thrown together from scraps we had laying around and from flea market purchases. We just finished the rear chip chute today. We will have good fences with gage stops on it next year.
Many of the tools were from garage sales and donated along the donations from the residents, too. We still have benches to build on the back wall next year, but we do have the shop completely waterproofed as it was tested in the big rain 2 weeks ago. We need a planer and floor model drill press yet.

Here are some pictures of the site before we started building:

Danny has more photos of the construction process

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

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#1 posted 03-07-2013 11:00 PM

Jim… Guess you new slogan is “Have shop will travel”. Looks like you have a nice coop going there.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 03-07-2013 11:01 PM

Looking good—glad to see you’ve got your shop away from home now. Look forward to more posts.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 03-07-2013 11:03 PM

A metal roof? Oh yeah, that’ll be nice & cool during the summer. But it’s more than I’ve got.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#4 posted 03-07-2013 11:28 PM

A great set up Jim, be nice having a work shop away from home.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 03-07-2013 11:31 PM

Hi Doug. I won’t be here in the summer to feel the heat. This was what was offered to us and we’ll make the best of it. Right now it is cool if we open an East and West door and have the wind blow through. It is better than turning on my lathe out in the sun. I can’t touch the tools after 11:00!!!!!!!!!!!

We do need a lathe in there too…............Jim

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

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#6 posted 03-07-2013 11:43 PM


That’s quite a place!

You’ve sure done a lot of work! Looking real GOOD!

Just putting up all that sheet metal was a huge job… wasn’t it?

Looks like you won’t need to be worrying much about dust either!

... and you have a golf cart to get you from one end to the other? LOL . . . . (kidding)


Very nice!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 03-07-2013 11:44 PM

And the best part is the flag. Glad to see it. Thanks.

-- tim hill

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#8 posted 03-07-2013 11:47 PM

Put me down for updates!

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#9 posted 03-08-2013 12:08 AM

Looking forward to seeing future progress. Gives me some ideas on setting up my 12×18 shop here in our senior mobile home park in Van Buren, AR. Keep us posted.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#10 posted 03-08-2013 01:21 AM

That’s a nice mitre saw table.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#11 posted 03-08-2013 02:17 AM

Whew, visited Tuscon in June for a wedding once, have to agree it aint the place to be working in a metal building. Heck dont remember seeing anyone outside that didnt have to be after 1:30 or 2PM…lol See what you were saying about the tablesaw mount ya’ll made…thats sweet. Great work on the shop Jim.

-- 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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#12 posted 03-08-2013 02:42 AM

Does this mean more & longer holidays Jim??? lol
Great set up & growing very nicely, looks like you got most of the basic gear already.
At least the Girls will always know where to find you Guys :: ))) (just like home ha)
Dont forget the beer fridge for thoese hot afternoons :)
Nice one Mate

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 03-08-2013 09:26 AM

It will be some nice workshop. I see lot of interesting tools and machines there. I’m lhappy to see some new projects from new workshop.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 03-08-2013 09:41 AM

Jim….Your new workshop is looking good….you’re a worker where ever you go….back in Michigan, it’s been a real winter…..not like last year at all….we’re getting lots of snow and cold….miss you and am looking forward to coffee at Panera….meanwhile, enjoy that new shop.

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#15 posted 03-08-2013 12:54 PM

congrats on your new shop, I like your miter saw dust hood, think i’ll copy it.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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