Portable Miter Saw Station
Finally finished the portable miter saw stand. Pretty happy with the way it turned out. This was my first Sketchup project after taking a class with the Mount Diablo Woodworkers taught by Tim Killen. I borrowed ideas from #fixthisbuildthat, Peter Parfitt and some Pinterest pictures if found for the downdraft dust collection part. I have it hooked up to my main dust collection system with a 5" port in the back for the downdraft and a 2 1/2" port to the Kapex. Dust collection is awesome which was a major factor for me as well as portability and capacity in a relatively small footprint.
I am using a couple of #incrafence with flip stops. I added a piece of aluminium rod to the flip stops to allow cuts from 0" to 52" with incra accuracy and repeatability. The fences slide toward the saw with a positive stop so they are always spot on. Slide them back out when the tables are lowered. This is a slightly modified version of what Peter Parfitt did on his setup.
The holes in the top lead to a removable, baffled downdraft sanding table type of box. The box is sealed on the top and back with dense weather stripping. This created a bjt of a challenge as i could not slide the box in without damaging the seal. So i made the box a little short and fabricated a "shim" that slides in under the box to lift it up and create the seal at the top without damaging the wrather stripping. The large false front on the top is held in place with rare earth magnets for easy removal and access to the box and seals if needed.
The whole thing is assembled with dominoes, case, drawers and wings. This was my first use of the Festool domino and I was pretty impressed.
I used some laminate I had laying around for the table tops, back and top for wear resistance (hopefully) and some contrasting color.
Granadillo is the wood I used because i had a ton of it around. Tough stuff to work with and tricky to finish well because of the oil content. Everything but the drawer fronts and the false front were finished with a homemade oil mixture and then sprayed with shellac. I decided to try some Odies oil on the drawer fronts. Bit of a learning curve to create the sheen I wanted but happy with it so far.
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