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PMD - Ultimate Workshop Adventure


By PinballMikeD

4 years ago



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    #201 1 year ago
    Quoted from LynnInDenver:

    Many of the Makers I watch on YouTube make miter saw stations that enclose the back half of the miter saw itself in a box, basically giving the saw enough room to come down (they have to move panels to do heavily angled cuts), and use the whole back box as part of the dust vacuum system.
    The miter saw stations tend to include movable stop block rail systems, stuck on rulers, lots of surface to rest the piece being cut on, and storage.
    Look on YouTube for Jay Bates and Jackman Works, both of them have built miter stations on their channels.

    Love Jay Bates "Ultimate Miter Station". I even picked up his plans for it. However, I ultimately decided to make my miter station mobile. Plus, I didn't want to dedicate that much floor space to a single tool. I've learned that a workshop is always evolving, so everything in my shop is mobile. This makes it easy to move stuff around as tools get upgraded down the road.

    My miter station is 8' long, favoring the left side as I cut from left to right. I plan on adding wing extensions to both sides, but I'm waiting until I do my next crown molding project to justify investing the time.

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    I made a hybrid design that was based on Ron Paulk's miter station w/ bench dog holes like the Festool MFT. I used the Kreg track system, which I highly recommend as well; it's easy to calibrate and produces reputable cuts with several different stops. I still need to add cabinets and a cubbyhole for a shop vac beneath the saw.

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    My original idea was to mimic Jay's dust collection design, which is why I added T-slots on both sides of the saw (see below). This way I could remove the dust schrod as needed when doing angled cuts.

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    However, I always try to follow the KISS method - keep it simple stupid. I think my dual 4" dust port setup will work and it's easily removable as it's a pretty simple jig. Not sure my dust collector has enough ass though

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    #202 1 year ago

    This sucks!!!

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    The two 4" dust ports pickup 99% of all the dust. I like this design as it focuses on collecting the dust where it's created. Plus, the dust hood and fence are both easily removable if mitered or angled cuts are required. The zero clearance fence and insert give me perfect cuts on 3/4" (or smaller) plywood - no splintering or chip out.

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    I know this is a pinball forum, so I even used some pinball parts to mount the dust hood to my fence

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    2 weeks later
    #203 1 year ago

    that explains why marco's is always out of stock of those brackets!!

    #204 1 year ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    that explains why marco's is always out of stock of those brackets!!

    I thought it was because Rick was getting ready to remake all the classics.

    1 month later
    #205 1 year ago

    Finally picked up a Domino, it's worth every penny.

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    Cuts a perfect mortis every time

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    #206 1 year ago

    Yeah, always look forward to your updates! If you haven't seen them, check out some accessories you can get at Woodpecker to make it even easier to use. I like the spacers to center things quickly, and the markings on the big handle: https://www.woodpeck.com/df500-offset-base-system.html

    They aren't cheap, but neither are the original tools

    #207 1 year ago

    Thanks, I’d seen these defore. You’re right, anything by woodpeckers is top notch. Too many tools and not enough money.

    #208 1 year ago
    Quoted from PinballMikeD:

    Finally picked up a Domino, it's worth every penny.
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    Cuts a perfect mortis every time
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    Nice! I’ve got the same kits. Definitely checkout the domiplate...

    https://www.senecawoodworking.com/products/domiplate-for-1-2-and-3-4-ply

    I also just bought the Seneca parallel guides and really like them.

    #209 1 year ago

    Been looking at those Incra parallel guides for awhile as well. They do look nice.

    Do the Seneca guides come with the Incra track or do you have to purchase them separately?

    #210 1 year ago
    Quoted from PinballMikeD:

    Been looking at those Incra parallel guides for awhile as well. They do look nice.
    Do the Seneca guides come with the Incra track or do you have to purchase them separately?

    They sell them with or without the tracks. I bought them separately because I had a coupon or something. I got sets of 24" and 36" so I can swap around.

    #211 1 year ago

    pinballmiked
    did you see that the domino that you bought is half-off today only?

    #212 1 year ago

    pinballmiked
    did you see that the domino that you bought is half-off today only?</blockquote

    Ha, we both know Festool stuff never goes on sale

    #213 1 year ago
    Quoted from PinballMikeD:

    Ha, we both know Festool stuff never goes on sale

    I got a $100 gift card with my OF1400 last month from toolnut.com!

    But what I’ve mostly been doing is waiting for those 20% eBay coupons. They occasionally have no restrictions, so I use them to buy Festool from a reputable seller (I like hartvillehardware). It adds up to serious discounts.

    #214 1 year ago

    you need to post when those 20% coupons become available. I've been eyeing a few more festool items

    #215 1 year ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    you need to post when those 20% coupons become available. I've been eyeing a few more festool items

    Check out this thread: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ebay-20-discount-today-only

    The codes are being posted there. I check pinside a couple times a day so when the thread pops to the top of my favorites I usually see it in time to use a code. I've saved over $500 so far on various stuff.

    #216 1 year ago

    Putting the finishing touches on the miter saw station

    I added cubby holes for off cut storage and dust collection piping.

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    #217 1 year ago

    I built a nice face for the front of the cabinet, gave me a chance to play with the domino. I can't believe I didn't purchase that tool sooner.

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    Not too bad for an hours worth of work

    Here's the finished table:

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    #218 1 year ago

    Looks awesome! Can’t wait to see what gets made in your workshop. Maybe a cabinet for me? Haha

    #219 1 year ago

    nice work, would love your workshop machines and space

    #220 1 year ago
    Quoted from Tbgolfen:

    Looks awesome! Can’t wait to see what gets made in your workshop. Maybe a cabinet for me? Haha

    Next project is a clamp rack then a cabinet for the router table.

    I’ve got 3 pinball cabinets that I need to finish though. Thinking about moving some pins, so I might have a few cabinets for sale

    #221 1 year ago
    Quoted from swinks:

    nice work, would love your workshop machines and space

    Thanks. I think buying tools is more additive than buying pins, at least for me anyway.

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