Temporary miter saw table

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Project by Derek Lyons posted 09-07-2008 01:49 AM 3135 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I purchased a miter saw this week for working on the garage workbench (workbench V0.0) described in my shop blog… And of course a miter saw needs an appropriate stand.

I picked up a cheap desk from the local charity store, and bolted the saw to it. To support the workpiece I built a feed rail (table) from 1×4 with spacers cut from 2×4 scrap. I clamped a level to the fence, and use it to align the feed rail with the saw, the bolted the rail down.

The second picture shows an improvised stop/alignment block that lets me drop rough cut workpieces right into place, clamp them down, and then trim them to their final length.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#1 posted 09-07-2008 02:00 AM

Hey, what ever works! Now you can build an extension for the rite side and have a nifty stand plus storage areas!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 09-07-2008 04:32 AM

Thanks for the idea I have the same miter saw. Is it a ryobi 10 inch? I love mine.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 09-07-2008 04:58 AM

Ha, good idea. it reminds me of when i made my first router table out of a gutted floor model tv. I still keep the tv shell around for nostalgia. my tool box is sitting ontop of it!

-- - more crap coming soon!

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#4 posted 09-07-2008 05:45 AM

Nothing wrong with that. I “rescued” an old computer desk that the neighbor was tossing out when he moved, as an additional work area. You can never have enough storage space or work/assembly area.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#5 posted 09-07-2008 11:24 AM

Looks good, what ever works. I thinks we are all great at coming up with jigs and thing a ma jigs and thinga ma bobs that the normal person would scratch their head at and go ” what the heck is that” or minds just work on a different level. Anyway great whatzit.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 01-07-2010 05:45 PM

Looks like some good recycling there!

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 01-07-2010 05:48 PM

Priced right, repurposes old stuff, very functional.

Sounds like you’ve got a winner.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#8 posted 10-07-2010 10:14 PM

Great idea! I work out on the Kitsap Peninsula; let me know which thrift stores have tables like that! I need a new stand for my Dewalt and could save the cash going that route as well! Peace.

-- GX

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Derek Lyons

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#9 posted 11-08-2010 03:49 AM

Hey Gabriel, I picked that up at the St Vincents annex on Callow (in Bremerton) IIRC.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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