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Offline Ster1154

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Miter Saw Station
« on: May 02, 2019, 08:31 PM »
Finally got around to revising and redesigning my miter saw station after putting it off for months.  Originally it was a very similar setup but not nearly as sturdy and when I got the Bosch Glide I found that I just needed to rebuild the entire thing and start from scratch. 

I opted for the 'en vogue' T-track stop that The Wood Whisperer and Make Something channels have popularized lately.  It seems to work very well and gives an overall cleaner look IMO.   I used baltic birch for the carcasses, some Sys-AZ drawers for the systainers (still need to get some more!, and 1/4" baltic birch for the back panel.

I've never uploaded plans so hopefully these links work.  Note that I revised my cabinet to be 15" deep instead of 18" for no other reason than my old station was 15" and it kept me from having to buy two extra sheets since I could recycle some old parts. 

AutoCAD

Cut List

I'm happy to answer any questions though truth be told the build was relatively straight forward (thankfully) and took only a day to build. 

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Offline justinpirie

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Re: Miter Saw Station
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2019, 01:35 AM »
Life goals! Nice work and thanks for sharing.


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Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: Miter Saw Station
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2019, 08:47 AM »
Looks nice. My miter saw has always been on a Ridgid MSUV stand but would love to have it set up and ready to go.

Are the cabinets mobile?

Thanks
Mike

Offline Cheese

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Re: Miter Saw Station
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2019, 09:11 AM »
Nice job...using that would be a pleasure.  [smile]

The stops are simple but effective.

Any particular reason for not putting an adhesive tape on the station?

Offline Ster1154

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Re: Miter Saw Station
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2019, 11:16 AM »
Hey guys,

Sorry for the delay in response.  Currently the unit isn't modular but it could be.  The toe-kick / base aren't integral to the rest of the cabinets so it'd be easy to unscrew everything and pop some casters on.  My garage is so terribly unlevel though that I plan to leave it stationary for the time being on some levelers just to keep a level surface.

I probably will add some adhesive tape.  I just finished the T-tracks yesterday afternoon so the next step is to add some adhesive tape for reference.

Thanks again for all the kind words! 

Offline lshah72414

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Re: Miter Saw Station
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2019, 11:29 AM »
Looks great. I am going to try and build something like this, this summer. @ cheese for the ignorant like me, what do you mean by adhesive tape. Like an adhesive measurement tape?  Where would you put it? If someone has  a picture they could post I would appreciate it.
Thank you

Offline Ster1154

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Re: Miter Saw Station
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2019, 12:06 PM »
I assume something like this:  Starrett Measure Tape

I'll probably route a very shallow groove (think something you'd route for an inlay) above the T-track and apply the tape into that groove. 

Offline Cheese

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Re: Miter Saw Station
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2019, 12:09 PM »
@ cheese for the ignorant like me, what do you mean by adhesive tape. Like an adhesive measurement tape?  Where would you put it? If someone has  a picture they could post I would appreciate it.

You got it.  [smile] Here are some typical applications.








Offline lshah72414

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Re: Miter Saw Station
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2019, 12:16 PM »
Got it! Thank you guys.

Offline Max Fracas

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Re: Miter Saw Station
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2019, 03:51 PM »
I have the same Kreg track as shown in the picture from @Cheese.  I knew I was going to be moving, so I mounted a magnetic strip to the track then mounted the measuring tape (Starrett)to it.  The magnetic strip holds the tape securely but also lets me reposition it it necessary.