My Garage/Work Shop Makeover #8: New Miter Saw Station - Construction Details

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Blog entry by MT_Stringer posted 07-04-2013 04:53 AM 6278 reads 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: New Miter Saw Station Part 8 of My Garage/Work Shop Makeover series Part 9: Assemblying the Miter Saw Stand »

I have been working diligently trying to get this phase of the makeover finished.
Here are some pics of the construction.

Case work with drawer slides ready for drawers or trays.

Top of the cabinet. The miter saw portion will bolt on to the top of the two cabinets.

Laying out the templates for the sides and ends. Dang that MDF makes a lot of dust.

Rough cutting the openings so I can route ‘em smooth using the template I cut from MDF.

Two routers are better than one! Here I was routing the pieces for the sides and ends of the miter saw stand. When I finished routing a piece, I would use the other router to do a little round over to ease the sharp edges. Then I would move to the next piece and repeat.

Time to drill a few pocket holes. Check out my air filtration unit in the background. Don’t laugh, it works great.

Dry fit. I cut the two tops for the stand and set the saw in place to see how it would fit.

More construction pics coming soon including the final assy and the installation of the Kreg Precision Trak. Rockler had a 20% off sale going so I couldn’t pass up saving almost $25 on the Trak. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#1 posted 07-04-2013 09:44 AM

Great Blog! In-depth info/instructions and super pics. It gave me some much needed knowledge on adding a pedestle unit to a previous desk I constructed years ago. Thanks for your efforts.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#2 posted 07-04-2013 12:51 PM

its coming together nicely,can’t wait to see it finished.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 07-04-2013 01:40 PM

WoW! It will be a great station, niceeeee!!!

I got very interested to have a look at your assembly table with the holes and t-tracks, but it was not in your projects, could you present that to us when you can?

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#4 posted 07-04-2013 01:45 PM

Nicely done.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#5 posted 07-04-2013 02:26 PM

nice build so fare but Im waiting to see how the track is installed.

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#6 posted 07-04-2013 04:13 PM

Here are a couple of pics of what will be discussed in the next segment. Just a tease.
Still installing the Kreg Trak. But the rest is good to go.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#7 posted 07-04-2013 07:48 PM

WOW! What a wonderful piece of shop equipment! You’ll really enjoy that. VERY nicely done, Sir

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#8 posted 07-05-2013 12:05 AM

Great addition

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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