Finally room for a real miter station

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Project by Ken90712 posted 04-26-2020 12:12 PM 1209 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have always wanted a real miter station with Kreg stop system. We just finished gutting & doing Blondies Dream kitchen. Blondie talked me into re – purposing the old kitchen cabinets. I’m not a fan of the brown which I will probaly paint or the gold handles. But using them saved me time and money. Oh and they are MDF doors ugh.

I built the top out of 2×4’s on edge. I ran them on Jointer then Planer and finished on table saw. I glued up in 2 sections being my Planer is 15 inch. I really though about buying the Boshe miter saw so I didn’t lose 10 inches behind saw. But I extended cabinets to be deeper to Hord more stuff lol.

The plywood behind the table top will be built up with plywood storage boxes (cubby holes) for tools and sustainers. I have 9 feet to the left and 4 feet to right. I tend to always have the board to my left when possible. I used 3/8 -16 threaded inserts to hold down the fence. I made it where the fence has a slight adjustment or can easily be taken off quickly.

I kicked around the idea about hooking this to my Onieda system or get a shop vac with instant on but went with dust collection. I have two hose’s one from saw and other from table top. I’ll probably build a box around it. Just need to remember to turn on dust collection. ...

Thx for looking all comments welcome. Cheers ya’ll.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 04-26-2020 12:51 PM

Yep thoughts how it should look, and stop with the clean look, don’t worry about painting them, start “dusting” them with real sawdust and then you’ll have the perfect finish. lol Good job.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 04-26-2020 01:58 PM

Yep that deserves a you know what !

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 04-26-2020 02:17 PM

this looks like the perfect set up i wish i had room for this GREAT JOB :<))

I hope you and wife still love your new location

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#4 posted 04-26-2020 02:17 PM

I wish I had that kind of space! Sharp looking setup, I thing the cabinets look great (they’ll “patina” up fine 8^)

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#5 posted 04-26-2020 03:19 PM

Really great looking setup, Ken! Lot’s of storage.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Rick Dennington

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#6 posted 04-26-2020 05:18 PM


The new miter saw station looks great. You’re going to really like the room to handle long boards. And the Kreg fence system is a real winner. When I built my miter saw station (it’s about the same size as yours) I built my fences, and used the Kreg system w/ top traks and stops. I also hooked the dust collector up to the miter saw instead of a shop vac. ….! I also built the “collection box” for sawdust w/ 4” hose and blast gate…...Here’s mine….!!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 04-26-2020 05:32 PM

Great miter station, Key. you will love using it!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 04-26-2020 06:04 PM

it’s a win win ken blondie got her new kitchen and you got some pretty nice cabinets,after a paint job they will be perfect.great setup.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#9 posted 04-26-2020 06:52 PM

Absolutely beautiful work station. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 04-26-2020 07:45 PM

Thx ya’ll really appreciate all the kind words.nice looking set up Rick. Super excited to have this done. Painted all the gold handles today brushed nickel.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 04-26-2020 08:56 PM

Good to see the new additions to the shop.
Job well done, btw I had the same Hitachi saw, loved it.
Look forward to more of your quality projects

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#12 posted 04-27-2020 02:34 AM

Very slick setup Ken. The final frontier in any shop. SPACE. It looks like you made great use of it. Nice job and enjoy the new station!

-- AJ

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#13 posted 04-27-2020 03:28 AM

Wish I had space like that. The only space to the left of my chop saw is the open garage door.

Infeed (left) is the great outdoors with no length limit.

Lumber storage is in corner and since rough length crosscut is first operation chop saw is first tool station by the door. Joys of being a tiny shop.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#14 posted 04-27-2020 12:10 PM

I hear ya brother, 17 yrs in a tiny shop until we were able to move. But a shop is our 2nd home no matter the size….. cheers

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 05-01-2020 04:53 PM

How cool is that!
Really going to be a joy for you.
Big smile.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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