So I had always planned to build Norm’s Miter Bench and Storage project in my workshop, but then I ran into the Ultimate Tool Stand. The more I started thinking about it, the more I liked the idea of combining the two concepts into one unit. I am currently planning to recess the miter saw area into the Norm’s bench. I will make the saw removable so that it may be replaced with a router table, portable planer, pocket hole jig, mortiser, sanding station, and bench top. Since the miter saw will be recessed below the bench top, the miter fence will be a back only, and the bench top on each side will be the base. These fences will also be removable to allow more bench top space for project work. Rather than cutting slots to allow the use of bar clamps, I plan to embed several T-tracks. I also plan to embed Kreg Klamp Traks at one end to use a pocket hole assembly area.
I am just at the concept phase, put hope to finalize the plans over the next few weeks. I am hoping to learn Google SketchUp well enough to include concept diagrams in my next entry.
Thanks for reading….
-- Scott in Texas