Miter saw station...finally!!!

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Project by barecycles posted 11-23-2013 07:09 PM 2766 views 9 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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#1 posted 11-23-2013 07:34 PM

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

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#2 posted 11-24-2013 12:37 AM

great project you will love using it…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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Mark E.

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#3 posted 11-24-2013 12:41 AM

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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#4 posted 11-24-2013 12:15 PM

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 11-24-2013 09:37 PM

History always repeats it self

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

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#6 posted 11-25-2013 12:24 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting!


-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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