Miter saw workstation

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Project by Scott Landry posted 06-24-2014 02:41 PM 14837 views 58 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little redundant because this is featured in my workshop post, but I wanted to get it out there as a project to allow others to find it and give some design ideas because I relied so much on the projects posted of miter stations for this design. Many were from lumberjacks and I thank you guys. I had been planning it for 18 months and have spent many hours on sketchup getting it right before making the first cut. It is the centerpiece of my shop. The wood is all milled from a major purchase of rough sawn Missouri walnut I found on Craig’s list about 5 years ago for $150. I had to rent a Uhaul to get it all home. As you can see there is some beautiful burled walnut that I used for the pulls and even some spalted walnut that I incorporated on the face frame ( far left vertical face frame). I took my time on this project. The double dovetail drawers were done on the Incra router table. Real pain in the ass, but worth it in the end. The table top is a laminate for durability. I popped the Birdseye with dyed shellac and finished it all with gloss general finishes high performance then rubbed it all with waxed 0000 steel wool. Cabinets all have pull out drawers. So much storage that most of the drawers are still empty. The open design to the left is inspired from the Ron Paulk design to keep the clutter off the surface. Middle cabinet is set forward 5 inches from the wall to allow dust not captured by the dust collector to fall to the floor and be vacuumed up easily. Fences can be moved in all directions on the T Tracks and slide out as well.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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#1 posted 06-24-2014 03:16 PM

Wow. Nice work.

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#2 posted 06-24-2014 03:26 PM

Very nice project, I like the flat slid outs under neath. Beautiful work and a lot of choice wood for a work station.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 06-24-2014 03:36 PM

That’s certainly one of the nicest miter saw workstations I’ve ever seen…anywhere!
Beautiful workmanship!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#4 posted 06-24-2014 03:38 PM

Very nice! I really like the joinery on the drawers.

-- "Excellence is a thousand things done just a little bit better"

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#5 posted 06-24-2014 04:34 PM

Gorgeous shop cabinets—very nicely done!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 06-24-2014 04:37 PM

very beautiful work!

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#7 posted 06-24-2014 05:04 PM

You certainly put a lot of thought into the design and construction of this station. It looks more like high end furniture than a shop cabinet, but if you have the skills and the material—- why not? It should inspire you to create some really nice projects in your shop.
Is the height of the miter saw adjustable? Or did you have to build it perfectly flush with the counters? On mine I shimmed the tables level with the saw.
Well done.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#8 posted 06-24-2014 06:00 PM

Thanks, I made the counter a bit higher than the height of the saw and shimmed the counter top of the miter saw to be level with the counter top on each side.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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#9 posted 06-24-2014 06:25 PM

Hello Scott
A very nice miter saw station

The drawers are really beautiful

How did you make the double dovetails for the drawers ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#10 posted 06-24-2014 06:41 PM


-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#11 posted 06-24-2014 07:05 PM

now thats a sweet miter station ,love the drawers

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#12 posted 06-24-2014 07:12 PM

Joinery on the drawers is called a Double Dovetail joint which can be made using the repeatability of the incra router fence system. There are YouTube videos on how the joint is made by incra. I can’t explain it in words.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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#13 posted 06-24-2014 07:13 PM

Certainly makes my plywood one look pale in comparison.
Very nice!

-- Doug...

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#14 posted 06-24-2014 07:16 PM

Really nice! But that’s got to be your “show” shop…. where is the real one with all the sawdust? :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 06-24-2014 07:16 PM

Welcome to the LumberJocks family.

That’s a very nice SCMS Station you built from all that beautiful old walnut and birdseye maple you had laying around.
Very nicely appointed and a fantastic ‘fit and finish’. Eye Candy for the Shop to be certain.

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len.
Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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