Miter Saw Station #3: Complete!

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Blog entry by bigfoot11 posted 03-23-2014 02:17 PM 3153 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In part 1 and part 2, I completed frame, saw platform, and drawer. In this final article and video (of three part series), I created the dust shroud. The amount of dust that this contains is incredible! Before, after about 10 cuts, I would be covered in dust. Now I can basically cut until my heart’s content and still be able to breathe.

There is a hardwood track so you can slide the Plexiglas out to do miter and bevel cuts or remove it completely for easy cleaning. I really dreaded cutting the Plexiglas but after figuring out I could cut it on the bandsaw and using my table saw’s 50T blade, it was easier to cut than plywood (don’t forget those safety glasses, small chips flown EVERYWHERE).

Website (more photos, plans, video): here
Video: here or playlist (all 3)

If you have made it this far, thanks for reading all three parts!

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#1 posted 03-23-2014 09:44 PM

Very cool. It looks like if you had a bit of a baffle at the top inside of the doors you might just about capture all if ge dust, well done.

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#2 posted 03-23-2014 11:52 PM

Thanks Mark. I used it today to make a few cuts and it’s night/day versus the old way.

My only regret (aside from not making this a long time ago) is that I should have made the top a bit lower. As it is, it’s about 1/8” above the table saw surface. Given the MS blade is about 5’ from the deck of the table saw, it doesn’t throw it off enough to matter in the work that I do.

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