Location: West Los Angeles, CA
Amateur or Pro: Amateur
Wood Species: Pre-finished Maple Plywood
I just finished this miter station. It is a copy of Chris Marshall’s in Woodworkers Journal from the June 2010 issue called the “Ultimate Miter Station.” Chris was very helpful when I had questions. It probably should not have been my first cabinet experience, but I learned quite a bit. I think I will be adding some french cleats to the sides. What I liked most is that there is a dust port that extends out the left side from a hidden channel that runs along the back leading to the base of the saw. The cabinet houses a dedicated shop-vac that turns on whenever I turn on the saw.
It is edge-banded with 3/4 inch maple. I left unfinished due to laziness! It sits on 6 casters, 2 of them lockable. The saw sits on a sled that slides back and forth. The shop-vac underneath has one of those cool outlets from Rockler that powers both when you use the saw. I also use the dust collector you can see in the photo to connect to the port on the side of the cabinet.
P.S. the small gash in the drywall above the saw is from table-saw kick-back. Shhh!!!, don’t tell the wife.