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by Steven D. Johnson
Racine, Wisconsin

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Miter Saw Workstation Update

It seems miter saws are a staple for many, if not most, of the woodworkers that read these newsletters, and an impressively large number have built their own miter saw station, either of their own design or from one of the many plans available. I appreciate the emails, photos, and advice since embarking on the design of my "ultimate" miter saw station.

Next month I will share my final design and plans for building the unit. I haven't gotten much feedback on the dust collection portion of the design other than "good luck" or "you're wasting your time" comments. There's still time, so if you have any great ideas, particularly for the dust collection portion of the design, send me an email at

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Steven Johnson is recently retired from an almost 30-year career selling medical equipment and supplies, and now enjoys improving his shop, his skills, and his designs on a full time basis (although he says home improvement projects and furniture building have been hobbies for most of his adult life).

Steven can be reached directly via email at

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