Miter Saw Bench

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Project by WoodScrap posted 08-31-2011 04:00 AM 59843 views 95 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Whew! All these postings are reminding me of all the work over the last year. Getting tired just thinking about it. I’m ready to get back to real(?) woodworking projects, and now have the space to really enjoy it. Lots more benches and an outfeed table to build…Can’t wait! Oh, I forgot Xmas gifts…

This is obviously adapted from Norm’s (NYW) design. I shortened it slightly, only 15’ long. Fences are 8’ on the left and 6 1/2’ on the right side. I didn’t want to cut holes in the top for my mortise machine and instead chose to simply clamp it down when needed. I wanted a place to store my dovetail jig and the sliding tray works well. Same approach, lift it to the top and clamp it down when needed. Rearranged drawer configuration to accomodate the jig. Again, I use the tempered hardboard top so I can replace it as it wears. Used Kreg hardware and flip stops for the fence.

Really nice to have a table this long.

I think my Wife has decided what my next project will be…not a shop project I’m pretty sure!

Thanks again for looking.


-- Rick -Tulsa

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#1 posted 08-31-2011 04:08 AM

That’s awsome. I think I just found my next project. Nice job! Time to cover it with some sawdust.

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#2 posted 08-31-2011 05:13 AM

best i’ve seen,wish i had the space.

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#3 posted 08-31-2011 05:15 AM

Great Lookin Bench

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#4 posted 08-31-2011 05:19 AM

Now that’s a miter saw bench! I like it!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#5 posted 08-31-2011 05:30 AM

Totally Impressed.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Rick Dennington

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#6 posted 08-31-2011 06:55 AM

Great job on the miter saw bench…it’s beautiful, and you have done a great job on your new shop. It looks super. There is nothing I enjoy more than building shop furniture for my shop, too. I build custom furniture for folks, but there’s no satification like designing and building shop “stuff’. Keep on keeping on….. Rick (catchy name isn’t it?.lol)

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

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Chris Wainscott

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#7 posted 08-31-2011 07:23 AM

Just added to my build list.
Think I will copy but include my mortiser to the table (weak back) lol


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#8 posted 08-31-2011 10:37 AM

What a great shop and set up for the miter saw. Well done.

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

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#9 posted 08-31-2011 10:43 AM

Looks very nice.

Question: Are the fences removable? I ask because when I build mine I recessed my miter saw so that the top of the cutting surface (I don’t know the technical name for it) was true/level with the bench tops to either side. That way my bench tops are fully available for other purposes. Just asking.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#10 posted 08-31-2011 11:37 PM

Hey Rick, love the whole new work area and the saw station is just great. I think you missed an opportunity for some extra storage for small items, I have seen a plan which incorporates drawers under the wood supports.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#11 posted 09-01-2011 04:50 AM

Holy clamps, Batman! Your table looks great. Congrats! I really like the design.

-- Don't tell her I'm in the shop!

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#12 posted 09-01-2011 02:53 PM

Norm would be PROUD. Nice execution.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#13 posted 09-03-2011 04:56 AM

That’s a nice mitersaw work station. I have a small suggestion that worked well for me, if you’re interested. It looks like directly behind the saw on the wall is your electrical outlet. You may find that, even with a dust catching bag attached to the saw, every time you cut a piece of wood it’s gonna throw dust or wood particles directly at or into that electrical socket. At lowes or homedepot you can buy a cheap “sealed waterproof outlet cover casing” like one you would put on an exterior outlet to keep it dry. The casing will allow you to seal the electrical outlet from the dust getting into it or thrown at it. Just a thought.

Love the function design or you piece, nice work

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#14 posted 09-05-2011 03:56 AM

Very nice chop station but where’s the sawdust.

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#15 posted 09-05-2011 05:31 AM

I use those plastic child safety plug covers.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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