Mobile Miter Station

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Project by PlanBWoodworks posted 01-31-2017 12:48 AM 1540 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted a miter saw Station that gave me a minimum of 8 feet of support and a stop block. My wife wanted to have the option of still parking in the garage (crazy, huh?). I built an armoire for our bedroom, and so this tv cabinet was perfect for a dust collector for the miter saw. The wings fold up and the cabinet can be rolled out of the way to allow a car to park in the garage (hasn’t happened yet, but the option is there…). I also installed a measuring tape/ stop block. Not as nice as a Jay Bates Station, but I am really enjoying it. I have built a fence style stop block since I took these pictures. I will add later.

Update: 6/2917 – I was never happy with the seamstress measuring tape (which was not accurate) or using scraps and a clamp as a stop block. Initially, I built a moveable “fence” as a solution. It worked ok, but wasn’t great.

I decided that I wanted something more accurate and wanted to add a dedicated stop block. After scouring the interwebs for ideas, I came across plan for a DIY stop block from Popular Woodworking. It is basically 2 pieces of wood that sandwich a spacer that is the exact thickness of your fence. Add a star knob and a little sandpaper inside and PRESTO – an excellent and sturdy stop block. I am really much happier with the changes.

I also have added several pieces of 1/2” plywood to the actual box that contains the saw. I am working on collecting as much dust as possible at the source, and by adding the plywood, I contain more of the dust. I continue to experiment with closing in the saw as much as possible while maintaining all of the beveling and angle cutting capabilities.

-- Why can’t I ever find my pencil???

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#1 posted 01-31-2017 02:28 AM

Cool way to work around having to share the shop with a car. That old cabinet mixed with the lighter color wood is very different. I like it!! Sharing the shop with a car, not so much…. LOL

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#2 posted 01-31-2017 12:07 PM

I like reusing items…tv cabinet looks good in its new use.

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#3 posted 01-31-2017 12:16 PM

Whatever works for you fine sir. How can one criticize work well done that serves such noble and multiple purposes!
Your solution will not work for me in this case but I applaud it none the less. I want to have a miter box set up that can be rolled out into the drive way or even onto a trailer if the situation is needed around the back of the house or at a friend’s to do some work.

One big difference between your idea and mine is that yours is done while mine is a half baked idea not even started yet.

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#4 posted 01-31-2017 02:25 PM

Thanks for looking. One day, when my wife has fully given up on parking in the garage, I will build something more permanent. However, this is working really well so far!

-- Why can’t I ever find my pencil???

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#5 posted 01-31-2017 03:57 PM

Now that is some interesting repurposing.

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