Miter Bench and Storage #6: Back to work, Top is done (well almost)

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Blog entry by sIKE posted 06-10-2008 09:55 PM 5515 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After taking a month long siesta from the shop I was happy to get back out and make some sawdust, first I had to clean it up then I finally got to it. I was able to mostly finish the top up this weekend. I still need to put a bead of caulk between the bench top and the wall to help keep dust from falling behind the bench and such.
Workbench Top 1
I built the box to capture the dust blown out the back of the Miter Saw. It still needs some tuning to fit the way I want it to work and get it caulked in.
Workbench Top 2
I moved the “under the miter saw dust collection” down between the the top and sub top and then mortised it into the sub top. I also cut the dust collection for the box behind the miter saw. Still need to size the 4” flex hose and get 1 more 4” clamp.
Workbench Top 3
I built the the stop for the left hand side of the miter saw. It needs a different carriage bolt that is fully threaded :(
Workbench Top 4
And got the tape mounted on the stop guide
Workbench Top 5
I am very happy with the progress. I have several little details to clean up but the miter saw is it is usable again.
After the little details are cleaned up it is on to making the drawers and trays under the bench top. I am thinking that is still 40 man hours out to complete though.

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

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#1 posted 06-11-2008 12:27 AM

its looking good so far, you’ve got a nice bit of storage under the bed too! thanks for the post.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 06-11-2008 01:22 AM

This is looking pretty good. The box around the saw was a good idea otherwise the dust just goes everywhere. This is really going to prove to be a useful addition to your shop once you have completed it.

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

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#3 posted 06-11-2008 01:52 AM

Yeah I am will be glad to get this done, the drawers/trays are a major component for storage of tools and and other items needing a home in the shop. It will be nice to keep everything from getting dusty all of the time too.

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

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#4 posted 06-11-2008 11:03 PM

I really like the drawers under it. That’s a great storage idea.

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 07-02-2008 12:27 AM


Just spectacular work. You’ll probably be disappointed when the shop is done.

No projects to do that will help with the projects to do!

To some that statement wouldn’t make any sense, but I know it does to you.

You seem to have a similar affliction to the one I am burdened with!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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