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Chiefwoodworker

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08-05-2009 10:25 PM

For those interested I just posted an article on my blog describing the miter saw bench I built for my shop. Included are a downloadable SketchUp model with dimensions and four versions of a cut list. All are downloadable for free. Go to http://www.srww.com/blog or http://www.srww.com/blog/?p=720 for a description and links.

Miter Saw Bench

-- Joe.....


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treeman

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#1 posted 08-05-2009 10:29 PM

Very nice workstation with lots of storage. Well done!!

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#2 posted 08-05-2009 10:39 PM

That’s sweet .It looks good enough for the kitchen furniture.I like this a lot it is really well made and would look great in my shop. I have however bought but not used yet two large or should I say long new roller side carriages , with fully adjustable heights etc on full framed legs IE one for either side of the mitre saw. This is so I can slide my wood from side to side all for the future. I need to think ahead to times when I will not be so mobile as I am. In any case wood can be heavy when I clear a space I will set this kit up and post it too. I love your idea and if I wasn’t going down this route of mine I described I would definitely copy this idea well done Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Chiefwoodworker

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#3 posted 08-05-2009 11:31 PM

Thanks Treeman. I appreciate it.

Scotsman, I went through the same thinking you did re: mobility. But in the end I couldn’t give up the opportunity for storage. Also I thought long and hard about the placement of work stations in my shop including laying them out in a drawing, moving them around and studying the work flow. I settled on stationary benches and never looked back. Good thing too, because they are heavy to move.

-- Joe.....

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#4 posted 08-05-2009 11:46 PM

Maybe then Cheif W , I could just use the top roller section then build a storage facility underneath But then again I am fairly well off with regards to storage space as I designed the shop myself and built this in from the start.Thanks for showing us this great mitre bench.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 08-05-2009 11:50 PM

Well isn’t that nice! Nice looking saw to. I always wondered why I waited so long to buy a slider, once I had one I found I couldn’t live without it.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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runngt

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#6 posted 08-06-2009 01:48 AM

perfect post in perfect time for me, I just measured mot five min. ago as I am tinkering the idea of a miter saw station just like this. I am going to download and copy cat this idea. Thanks for the post!

-- It seem's I just make scrap wood and saw dust most of the time !

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#7 posted 08-06-2009 01:54 AM

Fantastic looking setup. Enjoy it for years to come. Very functional.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 08-06-2009 02:00 AM

Runngt,

Post some pictures if you build it. Hope it works out for you.

-- Joe.....

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#9 posted 08-06-2009 03:47 AM

Hey Joe
Outstanding chop station very well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Chiefwoodworker

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#10 posted 08-06-2009 02:09 PM

Thanks Jim.

-- Joe.....

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#11 posted 08-06-2009 02:13 PM

Thanks cabinetmaster. It’s the center of my shop and gets lots of use. I often tell people that if they are starting up and have very limited funds skip the table saw and get a miter saw and band saw. That combination will do almost everything you need.

-- Joe.....

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#12 posted 08-07-2009 02:31 AM

Just favorited this one. Just last night, I set up a temp miter saw station on sawhorses and planks. Not quite the right height for either the table or the saw. Thanks for the post, It’ll save me a lot of tinkering and drafting time. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Chiefwoodworker

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#13 posted 08-07-2009 03:29 AM

You are welcome BTKS. Send pics if you build it.

-- Joe.....

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#14 posted 08-07-2009 03:39 PM

Thanks for posting all the info. Very nice job. I really like you bench.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#15 posted 08-07-2009 04:15 PM

Thanks Wayne.

-- Joe.....

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