Methods to Make a Miter Noticed Desk

Miter saws can be utilized in a woodworking store as a completely put in software or on the jobsite as a conveyable or semi-portable unit. I’ll focus on the development of miter noticed tables acceptable to each kinds of installations. The aim of a miter noticed desk is two-fold: (1) to raise the noticed to a snug working peak for the operator and (2) to offer a floor to the left and/or proper of the noticed for the extension of the fence and to offer help for lengthy supplies whereas being lower. When you’ve got ever tried to chop a 45-degree miter at one finish of a 2 x 6 x 12, you realize why a miter noticed desk or curler stand is completely required.

Fairly often, miter saws are used to make repetitive cuts of the identical size. Some form of noticed cease is useful and tremendously speeds manufacturing time for this form of utility. A noticed cease should mount to one thing to carry it in place, often a fence. You can also make your individual fence out of a really straight piece of wooden or steel or you are able to do as I did and buy a commercially out there moveable cease that slides alongside an aluminum monitor that features a stick-on measuring tape.


Since I purchase lumber in lengths as much as 14 ft lengthy, I made a decision to construct a really lengthy miter noticed desk in my woodworking store. You could not have the bodily area for this in your store so you’ll have to cut back my measurements accordingly. The longer you may construct it, the higher off it is going to be for you however any size of noticed desk is healthier than no desk in any respect. My miter noticed desk measures eight Ft to the left of the noticed blade and one other eight ft to the best of the noticed blade. This fashion, I can help the complete size of a sheet of plywood on both facet.

The noticed desk is constructed over 2 x Four framing and incorporates a number of storage drawers beneath the desk which I exploit to retailer small instruments and provides. If you happen to favor, the area beneath the noticed desk may be left open for shelf area or lumber storage. I counsel that the highest floor be three/Four” Melamine or Formica over three/Four” particle board. If you should utilize the complete Four-foot width of the Melamine or particle board, by all means accomplish that, particularly in case your miter noticed is of the “sliding compound miter” sort. As for general desk peak, I’d counsel that you simply construct the miter noticed desk in order that the highest of the desk involves your belt line when standing. This will provide you with a snug working peak and nonetheless permit you to bend over the desk.

There needs to be a spot lower by means of noticed desk high within the space the place the noticed is to be mounted. This hole should be precisely as huge as the highest of your miter noticed and should be open to the entrance of the desk. The hole ought to shut behind the highest of the miter noticed. The noticed should be mounted on this hole in order that the highest of the miter noticed desk is flush with the highest of the noticed desk. The miter deal with should be free to maneuver its full journey in each instructions, left to proper Schreibtisch Massivholz .

Anticipate the necessity for this hole as you’re framing the underside of your miter noticed desk as a result of you have to to assemble a shelf beneath to help the burden of the miter noticed. You would possibly wish to make this shelf adjustable in micro increments as a way to get the highest of the noticed platform precisely flush to the highest of the noticed desk. You are able to do this with lag screws with washers in sliding slots by means of the shelf sub-structure and into the desk framing. Barely loosen the lags and faucet the desk up or down with a rubber hammer earlier than tightening the lags totally. Use an extended straightedge in all instructions to make it possible for the miter noticed and the miter noticed desk are flush with one another. Mount the noticed securely to the shelf utilizing lag screws.

As soon as the miter noticed is mounted, you may start to assemble the fence or fences. A easy, cheap fence may be constructed utilizing 1 x Four or 1 x 6 clear fir boards. These boards needs to be hand chosen for straightness and jointed on one edge. One board would be the precise fence and the opposite will hold it straight from behind. The fence sits with its jointed edge on the noticed desk high whereas the back-up board lies flat on the desk, behind the fence, with its jointed edge joined to the underside of the fence.

Earlier than becoming a member of the 2 boards collectively, slotted holes needs to be lower into the back-up board for the aim of mounting and adjusting the fence place on the desk high on the subject of the fence on the miter noticed. These slots needs to be barely wider than the shaft diameter of the lag screws you propose to make use of to mount the fence to the desk. Reduce a number of equally spaced slots within the back-up board perpendicular (at proper angle) to the fence. A 2 x Four joist needs to be situated beneath the desk high, centered beneath the slots within the back-up board. This can give the lag screws one thing strong to chunk into.


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