Miter Saw Waste

Find a convenient place for scrap wood with this miter saw waste workshop tip. It'll keep everything out of the way and make life easier.

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Travis’s waste-management ingenuity showed up again at his miter saw station.

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“I always had this huge pile of cutoff scraps on the table next to my miter saw. So when I rebuilt the miter saw table, I incorporated a drop hole right next to the saw.”

Directly below the hole is a recycling bin resting on a rollout shelf. When the bin fills up, it’s off to the burn pile.

“When designing my shop’s layout, I decided to keep everything stowed, like gear on a sailboat. Everything has a home, whether in a drawer or cabinet. It really makes things run a lot smoother,” he said.

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