My Mitre Saw Station

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Project by Gary Lucas posted 05-30-2013 12:13 AM 22135 views 49 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Measuring at 12 feet long this mitre saw cabinet takes up a lot of shop space, so I tried to make it do several things.

First, it is a stand for the mitre saw. It has a drawer below the saw where the sawdust drops. The drawer does not fully close so you can put scraps into the drawer in the front. A piece of plexiglass goes across the top, to contain dust and for safety. The dust box is melamine to allow dust to drop easily.

The portable power tools are stored above, and accessories for the tools (collets, etc) are in the pencil boxes.

General storage is to the left in shoe boxes.

Storage for jigs and more power tools is below.

The fence has a T track on both sides which holds the stop. In the third picture the stop is engaged. It does not hit the top, so sawdust is less likely to build up in front of it. The fourth picture shows it turned allowing 1 1/2 inch boards to go underneath it, if not needed. Very simple to make and the stop works well.

-- Go create sawdust

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#1 posted 05-30-2013 12:41 AM

That’s a great work station. I love all storage bins and the blue cabinets. Very nice work.

-- It's all in a day's work...

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#2 posted 05-30-2013 12:41 AM

Very clever design

-- Be yourself everyone else is already taken.

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#3 posted 05-30-2013 01:20 AM

great statio gary,very nice work and design.i’m currently building one also and yours has inspired me to finish and change a couple things…..

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 05-30-2013 01:30 AM

Very nice. Now this is about the most organized shop I have seen!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 05-30-2013 01:50 AM

Very nice, indeed.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#6 posted 05-30-2013 01:52 AM

Great looking miter station.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 05-30-2013 03:23 AM

Wonderful looking addition

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 05-30-2013 04:28 AM

You have some really good organization going on in there. And looks like you also maximized your
storage underneath . I could never devote this much space to a miter saw bench. Not enough room
in my shop.

Can those fences be moved back or taken off to open up the bench for assembly and such ? Of course
you guys with larger shops don’t have to consider mult-purpose utilization as much as us woodworkers
with smaller areas.

Great job on that station.

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#9 posted 05-30-2013 09:32 AM

Nice set up and very organized. well done.

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

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#10 posted 05-30-2013 10:55 AM

Nice job, I like the consistent coloring of the cabinets. I have a label maker myself but my labels always come loose, are you using a special material?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#11 posted 05-30-2013 11:29 AM

I am drooling & beyond envious

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#12 posted 05-30-2013 12:36 PM

Congratulations! Well done!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#13 posted 05-30-2013 12:53 PM

GREAT cabinet with lots of space.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#14 posted 05-30-2013 01:17 PM

This is a very well thought out work station and will really pay of dividends in your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#15 posted 05-30-2013 01:44 PM

Thats a great workstation. Nice job.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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