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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Workshops and Mobile Vehicle-Based Shops => Topic started by: jobsworth on July 19, 2020, 11:47 AM

Title: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: jobsworth 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]
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: MikeGE 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.


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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.
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: jobsworth on July 19, 2020, 02:02 PM
nice set up and great shop lay out
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: Richard/RMW on July 19, 2020, 02:30 PM
And at the other end of the spectrum...  [big grin]

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Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: ChuckS on July 19, 2020, 03:33 PM
Dewalt fan, eh? [tongue]

That T-track extrusion support system is interesting.
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: CeeJay 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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Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: HotSauce 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. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200720/f438a45b1d415a5f66bc6cff6ae6f9a7.jpg)
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Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: memtew on July 20, 2020, 02:12 AM
Mine is not finished yet, but I'm on the way:
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Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: GarryMartin on July 20, 2020, 03:10 AM
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Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: Kevin C. on July 20, 2020, 11:01 PM
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 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.
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: WPeters 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.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200721/0cd12f23a37d3d04f36efd9bcaa6a6d7.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200721/3ccc7e6ee16de4b4f6dcfde9037facdc.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200721/fd2c1a06228495ba4d844fa296c983e7.jpg)

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Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: Chris Cianci 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
https://youtu.be/pIJAnRuFKts
Best
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: AstroKeith 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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Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: jhuh63tango on December 14, 2020, 06:50 PM
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 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.

Love the integration of 3 tools on one station with mobility!
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: Kevin C. on December 14, 2020, 11:57 PM
Everything should be on wheels if it can be.  Makes it way easier to move it when I need to. Also, the miter saw and kreg Foreman both work well with long wings for stock support.
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: Peter Parfitt on December 15, 2020, 07:16 AM
I think that there may be a few others similar to this one:

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Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: jobsworth on December 15, 2020, 12:05 PM
@Peter Parfitt

That photo of you pushing yer miter saw stand , kinda looks like a guy pushing a hotdog cart hehehehehe

Sorry mate, couldn't resist  [big grin]

Its a nice one though....
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: jobsworth on December 15, 2020, 12:07 PM
Mine In Work

Still a long way to go.


Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: Dustcollector on December 27, 2020, 09:28 PM
New miter stand
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Material supports work as stops.
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20mm holes on both ends and middle to relocate kapex
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Made another set of supports that are 3/4" shorter to support a set of wings whenever I need them,
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Last photo was a quick mock up to give you the idea.
Also  may cut a grove on the supports instead of holes at attachment point so they will spin around to be used as crown stops.
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: jobsworth on December 29, 2020, 09:41 AM
@Dustcollector

That looks pretty slick. I did see something simular to that on you tube. but yours is so much nicer and thought out then the you tube one
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: Sbradley0911 on December 29, 2020, 07:47 PM
Built most of this when covid lock down first started
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: gunnyr on December 29, 2020, 08:44 PM
My miter station is a bit simpler than many here.

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Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: Crazyraceguy on January 09, 2021, 08:19 PM
Dewalt DW717 Kreg stop system with an additional 48" of track on the left side. I still haven't gotten around to making actual drawer fronts though. I usually make things like that from off cuts or extras from a project and nothing interesting has come up lately.
I have some chestnut at home, but I'm holding onto it for something better than that.
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: imdking on April 14, 2021, 05:34 AM
I don't have a shop yet, so I set up my tools outside when I work.

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Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: CeeJay on April 14, 2021, 05:38 AM
Nice! No need for an air cleaner!


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Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: imdking on April 14, 2021, 10:15 AM
Nice! No need for an air cleaner!


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Nope!
Hahaha 🤣!
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: Pompeio on April 14, 2021, 03:55 PM
Here is my portable miter station that I made the same height as my MFT3. Both are also the same height as my assembly/cutting table which is also in casters.
I made a shroud for the miter station to capture some of the sawdust.
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: jobsworth on April 15, 2021, 10:50 AM
@Pompeio

Nice looks like you got yer shop up and running looking good buddy
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: twistsol on July 26, 2021, 11:31 AM
Here is a distant shot of mine. You can see the details at the link below

Kapex Miter Station (https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/discussions/shop-setup-layout-and-design/844417-first-project-from-the-new-shop#post844728)

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Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: Crazyraceguy on July 26, 2021, 06:20 PM
jobsworth

Did you ever get your shop going? This all started because of the permit delay, did you get it resolved?
If so, was there an update that I missed?
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: jobsworth on July 27, 2021, 01:03 AM
yea its been going for a while check my shop build thread. All Im doing now is posting tid bits of things Im adding.
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: GarryMartin on July 27, 2021, 04:46 AM
Did you ever get your shop going?

https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/workshops-and-mobile-vehicle-based-shops/whats-a-good-shop-size/

@jobsworth
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: Beaudreaux JC on January 04, 2022, 06:21 AM
It’s definitely a work in progress, but I hope to finish it in the coming weeks.
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: Crazyraceguy on January 05, 2022, 06:09 PM
It’s definitely a work in progress, but I hope to finish it in the coming weeks.

That's a nice looking set-up you have there. I have a question though, what is in the vertical drawer to the left and how is it mounted?
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: Peter Parfitt on January 06, 2022, 05:47 AM
A few people have built my design - the plans are free of charge and are shown below:

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Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: Cheese on January 06, 2022, 12:19 PM
I don't have a shop yet, so I set up my tools outside when I work.

I much prefer working outside, weather permitting. That's actually the reason I purchased the Kapex, CMS router table and obviously my first TS 55.
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: Beaudreaux JC on January 11, 2022, 08:50 PM
It’s definitely a work in progress, but I hope to finish it in the coming weeks.

That's a nice looking set-up you have there. I have a question though, what is in the vertical drawer to the left and how is it mounted?
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The vertical drawer has 2-20” slides, it houses a bunch of viewtainers full of screws/nails etc
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: afish on January 11, 2022, 09:07 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. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200720/f438a45b1d415a5f66bc6cff6ae6f9a7.jpg)
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I would love to have all that space.
Title: Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
Post by: squall_line on January 11, 2022, 09:26 PM
The vertical drawer has 2-20” slides, it houses a bunch of viewtainers full of screws/nails etc

That's one hefty spice rack!  [wink]

I would love to have all that space.

I (and probably many others) would love to have even HALF of that space.

I guess I can't complain too much; there are plenty of in-town and near-town acreages around here with large outbuildings.  We just didn't happen to buy any of them when we moved.