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  • Miter Saw Cabinet

    Does anyone have plans/pictures of a good cabinet system for a compound miter saw? I have a 12" saw and would like a cabinet design that minimizes on space but uses extension tables (piano hindged or something like that) that assist on cross-cuts of boards as long as 6' to 8'. Of course, the extensions don't have to be that long. I can use roller stands and such, but something that would extend a foot or so on both sides of a cabinet that is slightly wider than the saw would be nice.

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    Can't tell you the exact mag, but within the last 12-14 months----I've seen at least two designs similar to what you're describing----rolling cabinet, with fold-down wings. Check Am. WW'r, Wood, Pop. WW'ing or Woodsmith web sites----it was one of them that had such a design. Good luck.
    Dave

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    • #3
      I'm in the same boat as Dave, I know I just saw a magazine article about the MS station, I know the current issue of WOOD has one but it is a wall mounted set up. You give a look at Norms "Chop Saw Station" plan #9809 it has some interesting ideas for the extension tables and the whole thing sets on saw horses. Oh also is your saw a slider or just the standard CMS. I ask because I'm also looking for miter saw plans but mine have to accomadate the 12" sliding model.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JJC:
        I'm in the same boat as Dave, I know I just saw a magazine article about the MS station, I know the current issue of WOOD has one but it is a wall mounted set up. You give a look at Norms "Chop Saw Station" plan #9809 it has some interesting ideas for the extension tables and the whole thing sets on saw horses. Oh also is your saw a slider or just the standard CMS. I ask because I'm also looking for miter saw plans but mine have to accomadate the 12" sliding model.
        I know there is such a plan in the Canadian Home Workshop mag. I can check tonight and let you know which issueit's in. I believe it has a DeWalt sliding mitre in it. I'll get back to you.
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        • #5
          Thanks,
          I've got several mags from the past 3 or so years. I'll see if I can round them up and look through them. By the way, my saw is a 12" DeWalt compound miter, not the sliding miter saw, although I could probably adapt plans for the sliding miter. I am getting way to little use out of my miter saw because it takes so much time to set up everything, but I also have limited space and can't afford the space necessary to cross-cut anything longer than 3'to 4' feet without some setup.

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          • #6
            Check out Norm abrams website for

            newyankee.com
            I think that's it or do a yahoo search for new yankee workshop.

            He has a great design on miter saw stand. I rodered but have not built yet. I'm waiting to built it til I get my router and or dado set. It looks very nice, is portable and has adjustable stops & fold out fence to double length. It's made of MDF plywood and beech.

            Jake

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            • #7
              Thanks, I'll check it out.

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              • #8
                I found what looks like a good basic plan close to what I would like to build in either the 2002-2003 or 2001-2002 special issue Fine Woodworking mag., I think it's called Tools and Shops. It's by one of FW's associate editors who has a small shop and the article focuses on maximizing space.

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                • #9
                  Just finished the miter saw stand you are looking for, well the drawers are not done yet. Popular Woodworking the August 200 issue has the plans for the one I built. Wood, December 1999 has plans similar. I'll post a picture of the one I'm finishing later this week.

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                  • #10
                    oops August 2000 issue not 200, don't know about you but I wasn't here then. Besides they used axes to miter everything.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by pwsdave:
                      oops August 2000 issue not 200, don't know about you but I wasn't here then. Besides they used axes to miter everything.
                      YES BUT WE HAD A LIFETIME WARRANTY BACK THEN THAT WORKED... I still have have mine and have only had to replace the blade and handle a couple of times...

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