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Ladder Miter Saw Station

While recently working on an outdoor project, I needed to cut some long stock with a compound miter saw. But I didn’t have a way to easily support the stock.

To solve the problem, I turned to my aluminum extension ladder. As you can see in the drawing below, I set the ladder on a pair of saw horses to form a solid base for the miter saw and some workpiece supports.

Next, I attached the miter saw to a plywood platform that gets clamped to the ladder. To support a workpiece on either side of the saw, I made several supports. Like the platform for the saw, the supports have a small plywood base. On one end of each base there is a beveled cleat to hold it in place. The uprights are nothing more than short pieces of “two-by” stock. They’re ripped to match the height of the saw table so that the workpiece stays flat.

Miter Saw Station

Good Woodworking,

Phil Huber
Online Editor, ShopNotes

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