Booyao! Miter Saw Stand!

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Project by 7Footer posted 02-08-2016 06:55 PM 4437 views 17 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this gorgeous Bosch Axial Glide MS a while back and have been wanting to make nice stand for it since… Finally got around to it.

It’s made from a combo of oak plywood, birch ply and mahogany… The mahogany was wood from old door jambs in my house, the oak and birch was extra I had lying around. Great thing about this project is I had everything on hand, didn’t have to buy any new hardware for it, I had bought those hardware and jig kits from LV when they were on clearance, and even had the hinges leftover from an old project, I even had a new in box mobile base waiting to be used!

The cabinet is 42” long and about 22” wide, and the miter saw table sits about 39” high.

Pics 1 & 2: Couple glamour shots, finished product. With both extensions I get about 8.5’ of fence.
Pic 3: inside of the cabinet, lots of storage, a little shelf for my circ saw to sit, a couple blade hangers.
Pic 4: the back of the fence/extension wing system.
Pic 5: homemade fence stop
Pic 6: side view (I’ve beefed up that little support since this pic was taken)

The finish is one liberal coat of teak oil, that stuff makes mahogany look fantastic

Here are a bunch more pics of the build. Honestly for the most part I just ‘winged it’ (pun intended)... The inspiration came from a few pics I saw around the internet, one i remember was the Fix this Build that site… but since I had a bunch of odd shaped pieces I sort of just figured it out as I went along.

Start of the carcass, trying to not have to buy any more plywood. A few days later my buddy brought me a sheet and a half of birch ply that I was able to put the rest of the cabinet together with.

Added a bottom, a back and a shelf

Then started building the doors, tongue & groove with 1/4” oak ply panel

Had to shim out the sides to accept the hinges

Made some quick walnut handles a la John Heisz

Now onto building the fence and wings, it’s super easy to dial these in perfectly, I’m surprised it worked out!

The supports for the wings are a mahogany and ply sliding mechanism, with a couple of 5/16” t-bolts and knobs, the extra holes were just so I could make more adjustments if needed, wasn’t sure where I’d need them at first.

The underside of the wing to accept the support

A couple of shop made stops for the fences, looking toight.

Spread your wings

I made these little U shaped brackets to hold the wings to the side of the cabinet when not using the extensions, plus the bracket is the exact height of the MS table… I use to star knobs on the front of back of the wing when it is extended, gives it plenty of strength… But the wings rest on the little piece of mahogany for the supports.

Cut a hole to feed a hose through for dust collection

Teak oil does wonders to Mahogany

I decided to make a couple of ZCI’s for the MS while I was at it.

This thing is on fleek! Love the way it turned out

Thanks for looking!


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#1 posted 02-08-2016 07:11 PM

Woah. Awesome job, 7! A fine stand for a fine tool (the saw, not you). I also really like the storage under.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#2 posted 02-08-2016 07:28 PM

Nice, that thing has some style to it. I like the mobile base too.

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#3 posted 02-08-2016 07:38 PM

It came out fantastic 7. Great bit of engineering too. Nice. Dat dog!

-- ~Tony

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#4 posted 02-08-2016 07:46 PM

Very usable, artistic and GREAT WORK too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 02-08-2016 09:09 PM

Thanks for the detailed write-up. Would love to make something like this but don’t think I have the room for it.

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#6 posted 02-08-2016 09:21 PM

The mack daddy of miter stations. Noice work 7!

What up Phoebes.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#7 posted 02-08-2016 09:51 PM

Wow, lots of details to enjoy.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#8 posted 02-08-2016 09:51 PM

Great job. Very functional and attractive. Thanks for the details.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#9 posted 02-08-2016 10:07 PM

Like the wings, may keep that in mind.

-- Doug...

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#10 posted 02-08-2016 10:32 PM

Great job on the design 7! Looks way better than mine.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#11 posted 02-08-2016 10:43 PM

Very Nice!! I really like the flip up wings… on my to do list!

-- Putty

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#12 posted 02-08-2016 10:58 PM

Thank you fellas for the kind words…. Yeah it’s quite an upgrade!


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#13 posted 02-08-2016 11:18 PM

That is a real nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 02-09-2016 02:47 AM

Excellent work!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#15 posted 02-09-2016 02:58 AM


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