i had a compund miter saw that i never used, coz it was in the corner, and i couldn’t et to it.
i had a pegboard that i coudn’t reach.
i had wood cut-off storage all over the place.
my RAS and big table saw were at right angles to each other, and i like that. sort of like command central.
i needed more wall storage; when i installed the RAS, i put up pegs for blades—wrong.
after a half-dozen drawings and estimates of materials and countless trips to HD, for pricing, i finally broke down and spent just under $200 for some 2×4’s and plywood.
i planned a 14’ long bench, with chop saw, RAS and router table all sharing the same fence. i would have added the planer to the mix, but it’s an early makita, and the table, not the head, moves up and down. drat!
moving all my tools and vacuuming took two days.
then i started with a 14’ ledger board (2×4) at 1 1/2” below the RAS table top. i nailed it into studs at 7 points. it’ll hold an elephant.
next i put down a floor plate at the base of the wall: 14’ PT 2×4. it gets a little damp back there. i used instant nails construction glue and masonary nails… gee, ya gotta hit those thing real hard and a lot to get the to go in.
now i’m going back down (day 3) to figure out how to frame the rest of the bench. i wich i’d drawn this thing out in full first… my sketches show no detail.
-- Far-North Wood-Works (a fantasy company)