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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.

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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 ChuckS

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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

Best

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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Offline John Huh

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #13 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!

Offline Kevin C.

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #14 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.

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2020, 07:16 AM »
I think that there may be a few others similar to this one:



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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #16 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....

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2020, 12:07 PM »
Mine In Work

Still a long way to go.



Offline Dustcollector

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #18 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.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #19 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

Offline Sbradley0911

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2020, 07:47 PM »
Built most of this when covid lock down first started

Offline gunnyr

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2020, 08:44 PM »
My miter station is a bit simpler than many here.

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Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #22 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.
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Offline imdking

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #23 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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Offline CeeJay

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2021, 05:38 AM »
Nice! No need for an air cleaner!


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Offline imdking

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2021, 10:15 AM »
Nice! No need for an air cleaner!


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Offline Pompeio

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #26 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.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2021, 10:50 AM »
@Pompeio

Nice looks like you got yer shop up and running looking good buddy

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #28 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

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Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #29 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?
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Show Us Your Miter Station
« Reply #30 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.