Chop (Miter) Saw Station

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Project by GeekyDad79 posted 03-26-2012 11:14 AM 7320 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think the sure sign of the woodworking fever is 1) the desire to buy woodworking tools 2) the desire to build of my woodworking shop. Both expensive and time consuming projects but well worth it when I can produce really good looking woodwork.

Here is my Chop Saw Station inspired by the New Yankee Workshop. The main goal here was not only to build a station to make my Chop Saw more functional but also to get some practice on joinery techniques. The primary techniques used here were a standard glue with brad nails and a new one for me, biscuit joinery.

The intent here was to minimize the amount of space that the Chop Saw Station would take up so I made it able to break down and be stowed away. The stand is actually a Black and Decker Workmate Combo that I bought a few years ago that the Chop Saw Station can clamp to using the built in clamps. This cut down on the weight of the station because there was no added weight for the legs.

I also included arm extensions that fold out for longer pieces of wood. The brown patches are sandpaper that I glued in place to add a little friction for work pieces to be held in place. The back boards allow for a clamping surface to hold pieces in place or to add a stop block for multiple cuts. I also still have the option of a measuring tape reference on the back board but I’ll save that for another day.

-- Brandon

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#1 posted 03-26-2012 01:08 PM

Nice miter saw station!

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#2 posted 03-26-2012 02:05 PM

Well done, looks great!

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

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#3 posted 03-26-2012 04:40 PM

Looks like a practical solution. Now you can “make sawdust!”

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 03-26-2012 11:04 PM

Nice project, came out great and I bet it will get a lot of use.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 03-26-2012 11:29 PM

Martin – Thanks. I made my chop saw able to break down but I use it some often that it always stays set up. I actually ended up setting up a spare shop vac (with an iVac Automated Vacuum Switch) for dedicated dust collection. I am actually thinking about make a dedicated mobile base that encloses the shop vac setup and can swapped for other setups (down draft table, dovetail jig, etc).

-- Brandon

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#6 posted 03-27-2012 04:20 AM

Good looking setup .
Looks like it can be taken down easily for transport to job site .

-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 03-28-2012 04:24 AM

Very nice – I’m plannig to do a similar project for my radial arm saw. My only suggestion would be to repost the photos in bigger format.

-- Harold

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#8 posted 03-28-2012 04:41 AM

Very nice miter saw setup, Im busy constructing mine at the moment, clever idea to make it portable

-- Gavin

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#9 posted 03-28-2012 07:38 AM

Great build from your idea. I was thinking if you added a new front removable rail onto this setup you would have the ability to flatten boards with a router. Two in one and space saving.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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