New Chop Station

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Project by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB posted 11-15-2013 09:31 PM 1792 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished this chop station a couple of evenings ago. In addition to providing extra support on both sides for the RAS, the left side is able to double as an assembly table. The right side has a fixed fence for the RAS and the miter saw is removable when cutting larger pieces – there is a small box assembly to fill the hole when necessary. Under both support tables is area for storage with a solid base on the right side.

The whole assembly was constructed from one sheet of 3/4” plywood and around 15 2×4s.

-- Fr. Thomas,

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#1 posted 11-15-2013 11:33 PM

Looks good. That really must be a space saver. I need something like that, but my problem is that I am constantly having to move the saw on my bench to accommodate cuts of longer pieces.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#2 posted 11-16-2013 03:51 AM

Nice set up and it looks like you should get a lot of use out of that upgrade ! I have a similar set up and really like having both an RAS and Miter saw configuration. Have fun down in the shop with this one and be safe !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#3 posted 11-16-2013 09:36 AM

That will work….The radial arm saw was the first power too my pops taught me to use in his shop…. Nice set up.

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

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#4 posted 11-19-2013 03:45 PM

I keep thinking I need a chop saw station, but then I think were would I put it. I look at your setup and see all that fresh new storage space and I start to think differently!!

Thanks for sharing!


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#5 posted 11-19-2013 03:51 PM

Congratulations. This is a very nice addition to 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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#6 posted 02-10-2014 05:44 AM

Great saw station for both saws!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I still have my RAS and use it for dadoes all the time!!..Jim

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

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