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Forum topic by ChicksWithTools posted 09-19-2016 12:20 PM 780 views 1 time favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ChicksWithTools

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09-19-2016 12:20 PM

My new project with the woodshop is the woodshop itself! I am in the process of re tooling (almost) from scratch.

My first project is a miter saw stand. I would live to see what others have built/purchased or a combination thereof for the miter saw table.

-- Courageous convictions will drag the dream into existence. - Rush, Vital Signs


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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 09-19-2016 02:19 PM

Hello,

Go to the top of this page where it says “Search Lumberjocks.com, and type in miter saw stands / stations. You should find about any design that has been built here on Ljs. If you don’t see one you like, Google the same title.

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ChicksWithTools

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#2 posted 09-19-2016 04:37 PM

Thanks. I was mostly interested to see what members of this board have built for themselves. Seems you can spend as much time and money building a miter saw table as you want :)

-- Courageous convictions will drag the dream into existence. - Rush, Vital Signs

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Eugd

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#3 posted 09-19-2016 10:21 PM

I would check out youtube for Jay bates miter saw station, I am going to do in over the winter, lots of storage and closes off the mitersaw a bit to help with dust collection, you can do it on a smaller scale, he has plans online and videos series how to build it, they are pretty easy to follow. Hope it helps

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JBrow

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#4 posted 09-20-2016 02:03 AM

ChicksWithTools,

I am not sure of your exact requirements for a chop saw station. I have a Craftsman Radial Arm saw, but I think the features of a chop saw station are similar to those of the radial arm saw. These common features are extension tables that support long work pieces and the ability to set stops that allow work pieces to be cut to the same length.

Regarding the chop saw station; Norm Abram incorporated these features into a portable chop saw station. With a little thought his portable station could be easily modified into a stationary chop saw station, if a permanent station meets your requirements. Anyway, here the link to a video where he describes and builds a portable chop saw station…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abH3yOlvDQo

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 09-20-2016 03:34 AM



Thanks. I was mostly interested to see what members of this board have built for themselves. Seems you can spend as much time and money building a miter saw table as you want :)

- ChicksWithTools

Here is mine from two winters back. Pic #2 shows the space behind the fence used for storage.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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MadMark

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#6 posted 09-20-2016 04:08 AM

Find the deck height of your table saw and make everything else that height. The less height variance in the shop, the easier material handling becomes.

M

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ChicksWithTools

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#7 posted 09-20-2016 05:17 PM

WoodButcher. Did you build the drawers or are they from another system?

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Kaleb the Swede

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#8 posted 09-20-2016 06:01 PM

Click for details

Here is mine. It saves space and lets me put other tools to use on it.

Hope this helps. Just click on it and it will take you to the page

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bonesbr549

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#9 posted 09-20-2016 06:16 PM

Well I’d build myself and it would give you a good bit of experience. When I first got back into woodworking many moons ago, I did just that with a router t able and it was great to get the juices going.

I’f you want a simpler stand that can be mobile then go to youtube and search on Norms’s MS plans. Its A good vid, and I think you can still get the plans from his site (i beleive).

Good luck and post pics of your project.

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mike02130

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#10 posted 09-20-2016 11:37 PM

I had one but the horizontal surface always had other stuff on it, rendering it useless.

-- If the tool was invented after the Depression, I don't need it.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#11 posted 09-21-2016 01:27 AM



WoodButcher. Did you build the drawers or are they from another system?

- ChicksWithTools

Custom built the drawers and then made inserts to lay out all the tools / supplies I put inside them. 28 drawers in all and three open bins for panel goods. All slides are 100 lb ball bearing full extension I got from Gliderite. They were $6.25 a set when I bought 10 at a time.

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BJODay

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#12 posted 09-21-2016 05:27 PM

This is mine.
I’ve got a Kreg guide and stop attached to the fence. I find it very handy.

I really like drawers I use these shallow drawers to hold wax paper, glue brushes, plastic triangles and circle templates. Store calipers and my Kreg pocket screw jig in the bigger drawers under the saw.

I sized it specifically to fit the starage bins. I have one for electrical, plumbing, plastering tools, drop cloths and of course misc.

BJ

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ChicksWithTools

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#13 posted 09-22-2016 08:28 PM

BJ,

This question may fall into the category of function creep but I see the outlet hose going to the ceiling so now I have to ask about what vacuum system you have that attached to.

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