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Philip "Pip" Storm

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01-09-2013 01:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: miter saw work station lumber rack storage question

I found this ””Miter Saw Station Lumber Rack” by Seadweller43 on sketchup. I really would like to make this but would like more info. Is Seadweller43 a lumber? If so did you or any other LJ’s build this or have seen it built? how’s it working out for you? Got any pics? Anything you would modify? I have already started to draw my own version on Sketchup with a few changes before I build.

-- Well, I'll be screwed, glued, and tattooed!

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#1 posted 01-09-2013 02:29 PM

This would work well for my low-headroom wood storage area. For me, I would keep it mostly open – basically a wood rack with a miter station and use the sheet material as dust shield/control. You make me want to restart my Sketchup lessons. Thanks. -Jack

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#2 posted 01-09-2013 05:50 PM

There was similar unit in one of the woodworking magazines 8 or 9 months ago. I get 6 or 7 magazines a month so I don’t remember which one it was. It was all about building fixtures for a small shop.

It had cabinets and a cut off bin in lieu of the lumber storage under the miter saw. It was on wheels with sheet goods storage in the same place. I would have built it, but I have a sliding miter saw and the sheet goods did not allow adequate room for the slider. If you are interested I will look for what magazine it was in or maybe someone else remembers it. I am out of town right now, will be back this weekend….pm me if you are interested.

-- Mike

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#3 posted 01-09-2013 05:52 PM

I think I saw this in a magazine too. Looks like it could be really useful.

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#4 posted 01-10-2013 02:29 AM

For awhile I’ve been thinking how much it might make sense to have combo miter saw lumber storage area. That was until I saw this on paper, but it looks really massive, especially in a small shop where combining two things into one would be needed. Am i wrong and missing something? Do i just have a really small shop?

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#5 posted 01-10-2013 02:45 AM

Looks like it would work great except you would want to have good dust collection for your chop saw or you would have a mess all the time in your lumber rack and hard to clean up.

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#6 posted 01-10-2013 02:54 AM

@ Ben- No, you’re not missing anything. this thing does have a decent size foot print at 4’x8’. I’ve been thinking about scaling mine back a bit. It needs to be 8’ long to handle sheet goods, but at the same time it needs the depth to handle my sliding miter. ???
@huff- I definitly have dust control as a priority on this project. Miter saws do make quite a mess.

-- Well, I'll be screwed, glued, and tattooed!

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#7 posted 01-10-2013 11:08 PM

Here is what I’ve come up with so far.

I drew it a little narrower and a little shorter. It also includes dust collection. Oh, and also a super generic sketch of my saw!?

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#8 posted 01-10-2013 11:18 PM

looks good

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