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Step 8: Quick mesurements

Starting on the underside of the MDF sheet, you can make some quick rough cut measurements. Start marking from the closest edge of the blade slot and mark back. I chose on the main direction to mark in 5cm increments from the blade. While under the MDF I only marked the flat face, once past the edge of the MDF I marked on the pine beam, for the full length (about 80cm from the blade). On the shorter secondary side of the blade I marked 0.5cm increments, again measuring from the closest edge of the blade slot.

It wasn't done in time for the photos, but I have also marked distances from the 45 degree blade slot, to allow me to make properly dimensioned cuts based on the outside length of the desired result. The marks for the angled cuts are made in red ink and on a 45 degree angle so I don't confuse them.
Then you can fix the pieces of wood you need to cut very easy on the marks of the blade.
Then you can fix the pieces of wood you need to cut very easy on the marks of the blade.
Ad some hinges in the back, to fix and flip easy the station,
<p>I like it. Just one thing: you said it would weaken the MDF removing and reattaching the saw. How about a wing nut to attach it? The bolt with a nut that doesn't move with a wing nut to hold the saw in place only when you need it. Cheers!</p>
well done. I like this...but like you said ..it's a bit slower than a compound saw...the solution would be for you to build your table saw and then make a sled . that too would give faster and accurate straight and with stop blocks miter cuts...good luck in the competition..
I do have plans for a table saw, with a sled and so on, however I don't have a workbench yet, Once I have that made up I will be making up a table saw for it. <br> <br>That being said, it is useful to have a portable system. With the mitre box I can easily take to wherever I need it, even to other peoples houses if I am helping with someone else's project.
how true! btw...seems like you and me are the same in one aspect...waiting to build that table and so on...but you are one up! you have a circular saw! I'm waiting for someone to bring me my circular saw from UK! :-D
My work bench is coming along.... very slowly. It's really only a few days worth of work, but I've been working on it for about 2 months now, and there is still a day and a half more work to do. <br> <br>It just seems that the world is conspiring against me ever finishing it. I never get more than an hour or 2 to work on it when I have time off work, and that's only enough time to get set up and pack up again. <br> <br>Still I have a couple of days off coming up, who knows I might finally get some time to work on it!
I like it and voted for it. Good luck!
Cheers!
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