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Offline jobsworth

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Show Us Your Miter Station
« on: July 19, 2020, 11:47 AM »
Well it looks like my shop build has been delayed due to permits. However theres nothing stopping me from designing work stations for it and building them once the shop is built.

One of the first stations I want to build is one for my miter saw. Right now as Im in a temp set up, I just got my Kapex sitting on a Kapex MFT. So Im curious to see what others have come up with for their miter saw stations.

This is pretty much what Im dealing with right now. Its changed a bit little more organized but still chaotic to me [scared]

Offline MikeGE

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2020, 12:12 PM »
My shop is small, 4.5 x 5 meters, so I wanted a miter workstation that had plenty of drawer storage.  I bought the plans from Jay Bates and modified them to fit my space constraints.  I also converted them to metric.





I still have to finish the trim to cover the plywood edge, install the t-track on the left side of the saw, and add a dust shroud for the miter saw.  It's not clear in this image, but I added two lengths of angle iron on the side panels under the miter saw shelf.  The shelf is attached in each of the four corners with 100mm long M8 carriage bolts and lock nuts.  This allows me to adjust the height of the shelf for any miter saw.  For now, I have the Dewalt DWS780, but plan on buying the Kapex as soon as I find a buyer for the Dewalt.

The table top drill press slides towards the wall when not needed.  This clears up the space to the right of the saw.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2020, 02:02 PM »
nice set up and great shop lay out

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2020, 02:30 PM »
And at the other end of the spectrum...  [big grin]







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Offline ChuckM

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2020, 03:33 PM »
Dewalt fan, eh? [tongue]

That T-track extrusion support system is interesting.

Offline CeeJay

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2020, 05:41 PM »
Here you go. Still need to put the T-track into the wings but everything else is finished.




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Offline HotSauce

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2020, 08:31 PM »
I’m fortunate to have a lot of space but this could easily be shortened. The mini mft is stored to the right of the kapex so I can pull it out for quick domino jobs or take to a job site. I used phenolic plywood for the top and love it.




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Offline memtew

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2020, 02:12 AM »
Mine is not finished yet, but I'm on the way:

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Offline GarryMartin

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2020, 03:10 AM »

Offline Kevin C.

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2020, 11:01 PM »

 Miter saw, drill press and Kreg Foreman all in the same station. It is all on wheels and dust collection is a couple of shop vacs with separators in the cabinets below. Storage for drill bits and hollow chisel mortiser below as well.

Offline WPeters

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2020, 08:56 AM »
There is a video on here somewhere of the build of ours.  It still works good!  We added a dedicated install kapex with ug cart and the wings, so we don't break this shop station down as much as we used too.

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Offline Chris Cianci

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2020, 09:17 AM »
Hi Jason at Bents woodworking has a video on his new assembly table but he covers his miter station briefly
He’s simplified it Which will be different from what’s posted thus far It’s worth a look

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Offline AstroKeith

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2020, 12:06 PM »
I'm envious of these set-ups! As many of my posts emphasise - I don't have a lot of space.

So my 'station' is as simple as it gets. The Kapex sits on one of the longest runs of bench top I have, and I have some simple blocks that plug into the 20mm bench top holes and lift the workpiece up to height. I can move these blocks around as required.

A big advantage for me is that I don't have to clear the worktop of other 'stuff', the workpiece being cut generally passes over the top.
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