Woodshop build #1: Miter saw station

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Blog entry by topherstrux posted 08-12-2011 01:52 AM 4230 reads 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well guys, finally had some time to work on the shop furniture. Picked up some Red Oak Laminate along with some 1×3 stock and went to town. Made all of my doors for the miter station. It was my first door project so n a couple of them, I got too close to the edge and cracked the wood when I was running the screws in. O well, live and learn. So long story short, it was a great little project, and a good learning experience for next time. Got my eyes on a Delta Band Saw, so more projects are coming up. LOL . I found out today that I really need an outfeed table. Cutting that laminate was tough without any help. Had stuff piled up behind the saw to help out. Guess that’s what is coming next!

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#1 posted 08-12-2011 01:58 AM

AWESOME!!! what wood did you end up using?

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#2 posted 08-12-2011 02:06 AM

Good ole pine for the frames and Red Oak laminate for the inner pieces.

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#3 posted 08-12-2011 02:52 AM

Nice miter saw station.

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#4 posted 08-12-2011 07:37 AM

I did the opposite. I built an outfeed table and now struggle to cut long pieces on my mitre saw. Next is a bench like yours for my mitre saw. Nice work.

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#5 posted 08-12-2011 11:40 AM

OK, so the pocket hole jig is telling us the type of joinery used, right?
I LOVE that you put the entire cabinet on wheels. What a great idea! No matter how long you make it, some board that’s longer will come along and you’ll be able to roll that bad boy out into the open. Great work!

-- Some problems are best solved with an optimistic approach. Optimism shines a light on alternatives that are otherwise not visible.

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