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Mitersaw Station

author-gravatar FRH_Makes Oct 30, 2018

This my take on the Jay Bates mitersaw station.

#mitersaw #miterstation #workshop #cabinets

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Lots of storage was my main objective and cabinets would have been the quick and cheap solution. But I am not a fan of cabinets. For my they are an inefficient use of space. I ended up with 34 drawers and just 4 cabinets after all was said and done. 

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Right angle clamping jigs are a must to keep things square. Make some if you don’t already have them.

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Carriage bolt feet allow for adjusting level across the cases and keeps the wood from being in contact with the concrete. 

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Strength testing.

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I mounted my saw about 1/4” forward of the auxiliary fences on the cabinets. I found it was to hard to get 12” of fence perfectly aligned to the saw fence and what I really wanted to the fence for is for a stop to make repeatable cuts. So I use the fence on the saw for alignment and the auxiliary fence for the length stop. 

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Laying out the sheets of ply for the drawer faces. I wanted to grain match all of the fronts and with so many this was was the easiest way to keep them in order. 

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Toilet Flange hardware is the perfect thing to use to level the saw to the infeed and outfeed. 

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This kit comes with the rubber washers, buts, and bolts needed to mount your saw to the work surface. The rubber washers give you the play you need to perfect the alignment of the saw table to the infeed and outfeed tables. 

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12 comments

Awesome looking miter station! So much room for activities!    

LOL Thanks Sean!

@Sean  said:

Awesome looking miter station! So much room for activities!    

Looks great!  What materials did you use?

I love to get the plan what is the cost?

Yeah purchaseable plans would be great

It’s 3/4 maple plywood.

@teufelhunden  said:

Looks great!  What materials did you use?

I’m afraid I don’t have plans and can’t claim the design. Check out Jay Bates on YouTube. This is modeled after his design and modified for my needs.

@pressureman0  said:

I love to get the plan what is the cost?

I’m afraid I don’t have plans and can’t claim the design. Check out Jay Bates on YouTube. This is modeled after his design and modified for my needs.

@evannielsen  said:

Yeah purchaseable plans would be great

This Is AWESOME! 

Roughly, how many sheets of plywood did this take? And can you PLEASE post the top page of the drawing? I can not see the whole drawing.

Wow this is flippin’ amazing... I’m drooling. I want to build one just like it! How long did it take you and could you give me a rough estimate on material costs? Again, aaammmaaazzziiinnnggg work!

-Andrew 

I think I used 10-15 sheets total but that’s a rough guess. I’ll see if I still have the drawing and add the other page to my post if I still do.

@GMan  said:

This Is AWESOME! 

Roughly, how many sheets of plywood did this take? And can you PLEASE post the top page of the drawing? I can not see the whole drawing.

Thanks so much for the kind words. It took me probably 3 months to get it mostly done as woodworking is just a hobby for me. But it is still somewhat of a work in progress. I used I think 10-15 sheets of ply which will make up the bulk of the cost. I found cheap drawer slides on eBay that work really well. And hinges and handles on amazon.

@Bort182  said:

Wow this is flippin’ amazing... I’m drooling. I want to build one just like it! How long did it take you and could you give me a rough estimate on material costs? Again, aaammmaaazzziiinnnggg work!

-Andrew 

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