Miter saw station with micro adjustments

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Project by David Dean posted 06-25-2013 10:07 AM 15498 views 39 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I finally got it done this was more work than I thought it was going to be but now I have a track system and after seeing how the micro adjustments worked on my table saw and band saw. So I made micro adjustments for two of three stop blocks .

The wings are 8” tall and 4’ long by ¾” plywood with a 5/8” wide by 3/8” deep rabbit across the top.
The fronts are made out of MDF the top piece is 1” tall by and 4’ long by ¼” the bottom piece its 2 ¾’’ tall by 4’ long by ¼” but if you look at the pic you well see a crack that runs the hole lathe of it I put a bevel on the bottom so the dust has some where to go other than building up in front of my stop block .
As for the black screws they are 8” apart and it has to be counter sink them so your block well go over them. And no glue I don’t know hal long the MDF will last I don’t think that toilet blots are to be used like this.

The deck is made out of ¾” MDF with melamine with ¾” pine trim all together it was 10 ¼” wide by 4’.
Now the hard part the micro adjustments I made them out of 3/16” pixy glass and 4 micro adjustment wheels that I had in a box I don’t throw nothing away you never now when your going to need it.
But any way the stop blocks are made out of ¾” ply wood with melamine on bath side’s it makes easier for them to slide. The handle’s are hand made .

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Tom Godfrey

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#1 posted 06-25-2013 10:41 AM

Hope this works out okay for you. It looks great and seems like you did a great job on this project.
I need to make one of these for my shop but not sure my miter saw is going to stay in its present location.
thanks for sharing

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina ([email protected])

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#2 posted 06-25-2013 12:01 PM


-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 06-25-2013 12:28 PM

That is an excellent station, well thought and executed

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#4 posted 06-25-2013 02:50 PM

Very well done : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 06-25-2013 04:57 PM

Can you tell us more about the dust hood? Where does the dust go, and how do you remove it?

Very nice build, and I know it will serve you well.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#6 posted 06-25-2013 05:58 PM

Nice Job! It’s amazing how much more of a tool a miter saw can be when tables like this are made for it!

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#7 posted 06-25-2013 08:25 PM

Looks really great. I gotta make one now. :)

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#8 posted 06-25-2013 10:47 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments meins alot.
Thanks again

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#9 posted 06-26-2013 02:35 AM

Nice build…I think you will be using your miter saw more now :)

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#10 posted 06-29-2013 01:19 AM

Nice job, could you share some info of your chip collector panel?

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#11 posted 06-29-2013 06:52 PM

Great job on the miter extensions

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#12 posted 07-01-2013 03:28 AM

David looks like you have been pretty busy, that looks like a great addition to your shop, it will make using your miter saw so much more productive. Have you figured out a way for dust collection.

-- RV

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David Dean

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#13 posted 07-01-2013 04:24 AM

Thanks Ray and Norm and here is the link for the dust cover that was the frist thing I upgraeded.

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#14 posted 07-02-2013 02:19 AM

Nice job David. That extension stop block looks real familiar. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#15 posted 07-02-2013 02:47 AM

Thanks MT belive it or not that was the only thing that I didnt change but after seeing your’s it gave’s a preson idel’s. And thanks again everyone for there kind commts.

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