I’ve got a very small shop footprint, which means that every square foot is important (yes, I know, what shop, no matter what size is that not the case?). To that end, I’ve always had the idea in the back of my mind that the Ultimate Tool Stand design from american woodworker magazine. There have been several built ‘here’, but I never felt the need to finalize it. Years ago, I started building a version of it, but ‘stopped’ after I made the top part of the design:
I mounted that to the wall, which has worked out ok, but I want mobility and a place to ‘park’ my tablesaw out of the way in the shop.
I started yesterday by digging a torsion box I had stored away out. I need to pick up some hardware in the morning so I can mount the casters. Once I get the ‘base’ ready, I’ll cut some 2×6’s into legs and dig out the kreg jig to mount them. The original UTS used plywood boxes to support the top, but I don’t have a good way to get the sheet goods home at the moment.
Here is my shop floorplan:
My idea is to park the UTS where the chop saw now sits (same footprint, only mobile) The TS will also be able to park there, with a bit of judicious back and fill since the UTS is on wheels. I’m considering moving my newfangled bench out of the SE corner, and putting my storage cabinet back in that corner.
-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com