Dual Miter Saw station #4: Prep for face frame, attaching the saw

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Blog entry by Tooch posted 09-03-2016 01:48 AM 1201 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Clamp extension and finishing Part 4 of Dual Miter Saw station series Part 5: Attaching the face frame »

Sorry to do back-to-back entries, but haven’t had much time to post anything for the last week. Anyways, I realized that this was going to get heavy use, and wanted to be able to reinforce the frame with something more than just glue. However, I did not think of that before I assembled each cabinet, so I was left to improvise:

Some spots were harder to get in to than others…

And don’t mind that extra large dado… The trim will cover that!

After finishing all of my pocket holes, I needed to get the saws permanently mounted to the table top. With three coats of Poly, they sure do slide around alot. I picked through my lumber pile to find a nice, long, finished piece of maple from an old worktable. This would work perfectly for aligning the fences to each other. By taking a few measurements, I was offset the piece using a square, so that it would be a uniform distance from the front.

Then, holding everything I place I slowly tapped the back of the saw until it was touching the board (circled in red).

Once it was in its place, the height was the next thing to secure. I added shims to under the feet to make for an easier cleanup under saw, but the first ones were planed down too thin, leaving a gap between the table a saw table. This won’t do.

So it was time to make another piece, being careful not to go too crazy on the planer. Much better.

Notice the initial bottom piece on the left, and the new one on the right. Getting it this close is good enough for me!

Everything is coming together nicely. Next up is trying to get the face frame together and attached. I have been trying to keep keep track of the time I have been working on it, so far it’s around 32-34 hours.

Thanks for looking!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 09-03-2016 01:54 AM

That looks great. I really like the design that you came up with. Great job buddy

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#2 posted 09-03-2016 03:38 AM

It’s looking up Tooch. Maybe you can get help from the students

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 09-03-2016 12:17 PM

Very fine station!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 09-03-2016 02:28 PM

NO FAIR … have 2 miter saws ….......LMAO ............... GREAT JOB

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#5 posted 09-03-2016 02:42 PM

Looks great, will be very useful and speed things up

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

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#6 posted 10-06-2016 12:17 AM

no worries about the back to back posts. The more the better!!! thanks for taking the time to show us what you have so far. It looks great.

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