1.5 bays might be overstating the width. While I just need to fit the one car in the garage, I have to account for the car doors opening and the kids walking not so carefully around that side of the garage.
If the miter saw wasn't on the giant stand and the saw could be placed flush against the wall, I would have room for it. I could go the Bosch/Festool route and build something smaller than the stand, but I spent all summer working on shop projects and I'm trying to focus on non-shop stuff for a while.
I'm start a few quick box projects for Christmas, and the boxes will have keyed miter sides. I made the same boxes last year, and I am just now remembering that my process for making the miters keys was... not efficient. My first attempt at making the key stock involved using double-stick tape to attach a strip to a sled that ran through the planer. The issue that came up with this approach was that when I needed to remove the stock from the sled to see how close I was to the fit on the box slots, it was almost impossible to remove the stock, and when I did finally pry it loose, it snapped into pieces. At the time I was running way behind the Christmas deadline, so I gave up on finding a good solution and just used the planer to get the stock down to about 1/4 or so; at this thickness it could be removed from the tape without snapping. Then I hand-sanded the keys the rest of the way down.
Short of getting a drum sander, is there a smarter way to make stock that will give a good fit with the slots?