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Project by Castor Woodworks posted 12-03-2019 03:57 PM 524 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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-- Castor Woodworks, https://www.instagram.com/castor_woodworks





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#1 posted 12-03-2019 04:54 PM

Wow, Do I ever need something like that. If only I had the room in my shop.

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#2 posted 12-03-2019 06:07 PM

Very nice start on the miter saw station….I built the one in my shop about 17 years ago. I had a radial arm saw, and a miter saw both, but decided to get a DeWalt 12” slider, and did away with the old radial saw and old miter saw. So….I had to re-do my miter saw station. I can handle a board 16-18’. I built new fences, used the Kreg Top Track system,stops, tapes, and built dust collection into mine….Here’s a couple of pictures of the finished station..!!


-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#3 posted 12-03-2019 06:11 PM

I love the big drawers and dust hood you built! I am adding the kreg system as well but only doing a fence on the left hand side since that’s the only side I really use.

How is the dust collection on yours? I plan on running a 6hp shop vac with a dust separator.

Very nice start on the miter saw station….I built the one in my shop about 17 years ago. I had a radial arm saw, and a miter saw both, but decided to get a DeWalt 12” slider, and did away with the old radial saw and old miter saw. So….I had to re-do my miter saw station. I can handle a board 16-18 . I built new fences, used the Kreg Top Track system,stops, tapes, and built dust collection into mine….Here s a couple of pictures of the finished station..!!

- Rick Dennington


-- Castor Woodworks, https://www.instagram.com/castor_woodworks

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#4 posted 12-04-2019 12:28 AM

Thanks for the nice comment on my miter saw station. The dust collection works pretty well, as I have the dust collection “piped” into my dust collector, along with the other machines….The dust collector gets about 80-90% of the dust and chips from the miter saw….!! I don’t think we could ever get 100% from any machine. The guards on each side of the mitr saw are removable to cut 45s left and right. They work pretty well, also to keep the dust contained..
On my fences…..I have 8 feet to the left and 4 feet to the right..But….I have plenty of room for mine, as my shop is 2,000 square feet…..!!

I think what you have planned for d.c. on your saw should work o.k., along with the dust separator…!! Some of this stuff we do is mainly trial and error to see how it’s gonna work..Good luck with your system…!


-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#5 posted 12-04-2019 01:49 AM

Nice case build. Liked the video, well except for the blaring music part, and you are drowned out by it. But good solid info given in a step by step approach.

I saw the comment about using the bandsaw, and I agree. Toe kicks are a tool to the work kind of job, at least in a small shop. Time spent setting up stop blocks for the bandsaw would be close to how you are doing it, and the jigsaw with router clean up leaves you with flawless corners. Plenty of reasons to get a BS. I wouldn’t put toe kicks in the top 25 though. Resaw, circles, and following shapes will pay for it. Your jig for the toe kicks looks about 20 bux more expensive than mine. Note to self, make better jigs….

I laughed about the cut list comments on the plan page. I never follow them, most have at least one HUGE error, and time spent on fixing that, after the fact, is more than just figuring it out. Plus that’s half the fun.

Looking forward to drawers.

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#6 posted 12-04-2019 02:48 PM

Thank you for all the tips! I’ll be putting up more updates as I make them,

Thanks for the nice comment on my miter saw station. The dust collection works pretty well, as I have the dust collection “piped” into my dust collector, along with the other machines….The dust collector gets about 80-90% of the dust and chips from the miter saw….!! I don t think we could ever get 100% from any machine. The guards on each side of the mitr saw are removable to cut 45s left and right. They work pretty well, also to keep the dust contained..
On my fences…..I have 8 feet to the left and 4 feet to the right..But….I have plenty of room for mine, as my shop is 2,000 square feet…..!! I think what you have planned for d.c. on your saw should work o.k., along with the dust separator…!! Some of this stuff we do is mainly trial and error to see how it s gonna work..Good luck with your system…!

- Rick Dennington


-- Castor Woodworks, https://www.instagram.com/castor_woodworks

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Castor Woodworks

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#7 posted 12-04-2019 02:51 PM

Thank you for watching and giving me good feedback. I have no idea why the music is off like that. I’ve made close to 100 videos now an have never had that issue. I’m going to fix that asap.

I can’t tell you how many times i got “just use a jig saw” even though i explained clearly that I don’t have one lol

And yea i guess i wasn’t expecting to plans to get as popular as they have been so i need to fix that lol


Nice case build. Liked the video, well except for the blaring music part, and you are drowned out by it. But good solid info given in a step by step approach.

I saw the comment about using the bandsaw, and I agree. Toe kicks are a tool to the work kind of job, at least in a small shop. Time spent setting up stop blocks for the bandsaw would be close to how you are doing it, and the jigsaw with router clean up leaves you with flawless corners. Plenty of reasons to get a BS. I wouldn t put toe kicks in the top 25 though. Resaw, circles, and following shapes will pay for it. Your jig for the toe kicks looks about 20 bux more expensive than mine. Note to self, make better jigs….

I laughed about the cut list comments on the plan page. I never follow them, most have at least one HUGE error, and time spent on fixing that, after the fact, is more than just figuring it out. Plus that s half the fun.

Looking forward to drawers.

- therealSteveN


-- Castor Woodworks, https://www.instagram.com/castor_woodworks

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