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The__Dude

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06-30-2015 10:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: miter cabinet

I see lots of people have these and lots of different designs.

Due to my limited space, this is what I am thinking of making.
I have also never made cabinets before – so this will be my first try.

Planning on a dual bevel 12” miter saw, without the slide.
Work bench level with the saw, but no guide on the bench.
Will need to utilize the saw guide for my cuts.
Eventually build drawers into the bench.

Looking at various mitre saws it seems some offer more wood support than others?
Is this just an illusion?

Any ideas on basic plans for cabinets?

I will have a table saw and planning on the Kreg pocket screw jig.


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ohtimberwolf

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#1 posted 07-01-2015 12:19 AM

Dude, see if any of these may help you. Also you will get some great help from very knowledgeable people on this site I’m sure. larry

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=small+shop+miter+saw+

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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The__Dude

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#2 posted 07-01-2015 10:53 AM

Watched some videos. I am seeing different ways to construct. Biscuits, pocket screws and Dados.

I was thinking I would Dado slots and assemble.
Biscuits would required the purchase of another tool.

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ohtimberwolf

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#3 posted 07-01-2015 01:27 PM

I use the Kreg pocket screw jig a lot and like it. I think you will also. larry

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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WoodNSawdust

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#4 posted 07-01-2015 01:40 PM

Lower the top of the cabinet where the miter saw will rest so that the surface where the wood rests on the saw is inline with the top of the other cabinets. Also, include a little room to adjust the placement of the saw so that everything is co-planer.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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rwe2156

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#5 posted 07-01-2015 01:45 PM

Cabinets:

I’m a big fan of the frameless cabinet method (aka 32mm system or Euro system). In fact, it is the only way I build cabinets nowadays. You can even adapt the method for bookshelves or display cabinets.
It was developed by a German guy in the 40’s so its been around a while. The concealed Euro hinges everyone likes were actually designed originally for this system.

I’ve built many cabinets and a pretty large kitchen using this method and IMO is very simple, fast, and easy to assemble, and there is no face frame to fiddle with. There are no dados or rabbets and assembly is very simple: just butt joints and screws. You can also used pocket screws and glue if you like, but you only really need this to conceal the screws, such as an end cabinet.

Mounting doors and drawers is much easier you just screw the slides to the side of the box. It also allows for slide out shelves in the bases because there is no center rail.

You can also do away with building and levelling a base and use levelling legs.

I recommend the book by Danny Proulx if you want to go with this method.

Miter Saw:

Definitely get a slider if you can swing it. I have an old chop saw plus a radial arm (which I can’t even GIVE away) and if I could get rid of them both I would get a slider. I like the Bosch because the pivot arm is shorter but I hear the dust collection isn’t the best. Don’t worry about wood support you’re going to mount the saw in a long table, right?

Fine WW’ing or Popular WW’ing has a pretty good review on them (can’t remember which).

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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The__Dude

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#6 posted 07-01-2015 04:58 PM

If I have a good table saw do I even need the sliding miter saw?
Won’t the table saw be more accurate?

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AZWoody

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#7 posted 07-01-2015 05:33 PM



If I have a good table saw do I even need the sliding miter saw?
Won t the table saw be more accurate?

- The__Dude

The miter saw comes in handy for breaking down long pieces. Now, if you have a sliding table attachment or a good sled, then the need for a miter saw is greatly reduced.

I still have one because it’s much faster for rough cuts and reptitive cuts with the stops on my fence.

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The__Dude

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#8 posted 07-01-2015 09:33 PM

I it is just rough cutting, then why would I need a sliding saw?

Just trying to see if I spend $250 or $600 on a miter saw.
Money could be spent on other tools.

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Mark

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#9 posted 07-01-2015 10:13 PM

I dropped $600 (that I probably could have spent else where) on a Makita 10” slider. Mostly for breaking down long stock. I have it dialled in pretty tight (square) and I find I use this more and more instead of my t/s.

-- Mark

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The__Dude

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#10 posted 07-02-2015 06:25 PM

I agree for the need of the mitre saw.

My question is on the need for a sliding version.
Considering I will have a table saw.

Sliding version really jumps the price up.

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The__Dude

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#11 posted 07-02-2015 06:25 PM

I agree for the need of the mitre saw.

My question is on the need for a sliding version.
Considering I will have a table saw.

Sliding version really jumps the price up.

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The__Dude

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#12 posted 07-04-2015 01:17 PM

Picked this up. On sale at Lowes.

Hitachi 12-In-in 15-Amp Bevel Laser Compound Miter Saw
C12FDH

$209+tax

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Stewbot

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#13 posted 07-04-2015 11:42 PM

Sliding saws are handy if your stock is wider than about 5.5” for a 10” saw. Otherwise you have to flip the board over and finish your cut from the otherside.

-- Hoopty scoop?

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Luthierman

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#14 posted 07-05-2015 12:03 AM

I spent a lot of time thinking about this as I needed the same thing. I already had the saw though as I am a full time carpenter. I sketched up some plans and started to look at materials. I was quickly up to the 300.00 range to build what I wanted. I decided to see what is available in something that is already built. Turns out, I found a mechanics stacking tool chest that was the correct height. And for 100 less to boot. I took the top box off and set the saw on the lower cabinet. works like a dream. My time is worth something so I decided I couldn’t afford not to just buy this tool box set. The upper cabinet holds all my chisels and hand tools and such. My shop is now much more organized because of this. There is my 2 cents. Cost vs time ratio won that battle.

Edit: the tool box has wheels so that was a major plus. I too have a small space so I just move it out when I need it.

-- Jesse, West Lafayette, Indiana

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