Okay, so we all know to measure twice and cut once right? Well we all make mistakes and heres a doozy (as we middle earth English say)...
I made a Miter station and thought it was almost finished. I even posted the images on my instagram page (newtonwoodcraft). That pride went away pretty fast when it was brought to my attention by a fellow instagramer that I hadnt allowed space in the design for my miter saw to ergh well... miter!
I put it down to having a new puppy and being up all night but hey... Anyway, I pulled the whole thing apart, sat back down at the computer and with the help of Sketchup (my new favorite thing), I redesigned it and fixed the problem properly.
I had to spend a couple more days in the shop making and adjusting parts to allow for the re-design but man was it worth it...
Check it out.
The larger bed is just under 8 feet long and the other is 4 feet. I'll be fitting a Kreg Trak & Stop system to allow accurate and repeatable cutting. There's a ton of storage which I'm hoping will almost replace some of the shelving that's taking up a huge amount of space in my shop.
It cost roughly $180 to build plus my time ane the Kreg Trak & Stop system which is about $150 ish.
My floor is crazy uneven so I bought some adjustable levelers from Rockler.com which made it soooo easy to level the whole thing (although, very time consuming.
I set the miter saw bed to be 0.005" higher than the miter station beds on both sides... I do things like that, I'm a little ocd about that stuff!
You have to allow space behing the unit for the slide on the miter but this one is even further away from the wall because I want to add wood storage behind there at some point...
Anyway, if you have any questions or would like to build one of your own, get in touch on email@example.com
Have a good one!