Miter Bench and Storage #3: The top is on and it is trimmed out (mostly)

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Blog entry by sIKE posted 03-30-2008 02:49 AM 8400 reads 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I managed to get the top on during the week and got it mos of it trimmed out today. I need one more small stick of poplar to finish off the edge by the bench top tools.
Miter Bench and Storage 1
Miter Bench and Storage 2
Miter Bench and Storage 3
I decided that I didn’t like the setup for the bottom piece of the dust collection for the miter saw. I took the top off and moved the hood to the top of the bench.
Miter Bench and Storage 4
You can see that I also have got the line ran for my compressed air.
Miter Bench and Storage5
I am planning to use a small and lite coiled air hose to get the dust off that isn’t caught by the DC.
Miter Bench and Storage6
Here is where I am going t hook up the TS to the DC.

Up next is to get the RAS cabinet in. On the top picture you can see a dado, that will fit the top for RAS. I also will need to rework the cabinet for the Sink. I built the sink cabinet first. It was designed to be 3/4” shorter then the height of the bench. I then decided to lower the height of the miter bench by a bit over 4” to bring its height to be co-planer with my TS. A good decision I think, but a change mid-stream no less. So it has to come back out and have the its hair cut….as well as an adjustment to the DC line that is running though it.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 03-30-2008 02:53 AM


This is coming together nicely. You may be finishing this up soon (if you can keep from making more changes). :)

Your bench is looking real good.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 03-30-2008 02:55 AM

Is this a very good machine. I found one for sale for $200.00 Jet woodworking lathe, model JWL-1236,

-- Bob, Rockford IL,

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#3 posted 03-30-2008 07:04 AM

Looking better all the time!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 03-30-2008 11:00 AM

That is some nice work. Good job.

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#5 posted 03-31-2008 03:27 AM

Great looking shop! It is comming along nicely. I am in the process of putting in a 14 X 21 shop. I am getting bids in from tappers and am going to order my cyclone tomorrow. I still need to get 220 service in and the shop wired. I will start Bloging after the tappers are done. Good luck on your shop.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 07-02-2008 12:19 AM


Your work and engineering is VERY impressive.


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#7 posted 11-09-2008 04:28 AM

Very nice project indeed! I was wondering what you used for the top of your work surface? I’m looking to do something similar.

-- - Gabe

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#8 posted 11-09-2008 05:54 AM

The top is Masonite. Under that is 3/4” ply and under that is a 2×4 frame half-lapped on the flat. Very strong.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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