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Miter saw station...finally!!!

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Project by barecycles posted 279 days ago 1559 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really thought whenever I got around to putting together a better miter saw stand that it would be made of some nice wood with hardwood trim but then they started building houses in our area again and you know what that means…FREE WOOD!

I asked around and one of the crews was tossing several sheets of sheathing and said I could have them. It’s not baltic birch plywood but with that and the leftover oak I scrounged off some old church pews, I pulled out Shopnotes #31 and made me a nicer, not to mention safer, place to crosscut lumber.

The cabinet is just 30” wide but when opened up, I have 93” of surface length to cut lumber now. It has a stop-block with an auxiliary block that flips up out of the way when not in use. It has a shelf for storage and the bottom area is suppose to house a cut-off bin but I’m undecided on that. I’m thinking a hood over the saw to direct the sawdust down to the bottom of the cabinet…we’ll see about that.

Hopefully the measuring strips will be in soon and I’ll attach those to the fence.

I’m a little giddy but if you look at the picture below showing my old miter saw stand, you can understand why. It sat on a 1970’s typewriter table for crying out loud!

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas





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SuperCubber

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#1 posted 279 days ago

That’s the way to do it! They use OSB near me, but I’ll still take it for tool stands!

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#2 posted 279 days ago

great project you will love using it…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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Mark E.

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#3 posted 279 days ago

What do have against 1970’s typewriter tables? :-)

Very nice station. Great job.

I was just thinking, one day my Granddaughters are going to ask me, “What’s a typewriter?”

-- Mark

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barecycles

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#4 posted 278 days ago

Mark, it already happened to me. Once I explained what a typewriter was, he still thought it was a weird machine.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#5 posted 278 days ago

History always repeats it self

-- Norman

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#6 posted 278 days ago

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting!

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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