New Yankee Miter Bench Vs. Utimate Tool Stand #2: Initial Plan

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Blog entry by scarpenter002 posted 02-03-2009 03:39 AM 15844 reads 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Concept Part 2 of New Yankee Miter Bench Vs. Utimate Tool Stand series Part 3: Finally Cutting Wood »

So I started playing with Sketchup and came up with the basic concept for this combination bench. Here are few diagrams I put together:
Combination bench minus t-tracks, clamp tracks, & miter fence

Miter Saw Insert

Mortiser Insert

Router Insert

Planer Insert

Next for the combination of New Yankee Miter Bench/Ultimate Tool Stand, I will add the t-tracks, clamp tracks, miter fence, and create the pocket hole jig insert.

Thanks for reading.

-- Scott in Texas

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#1 posted 02-03-2009 04:20 AM

Very nice Scott, I like this design and may borrow parts of it if you don’t mind.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 02-03-2009 04:59 AM

That is a very versatile looking design, Scott. It would solve a lot of space issues for me! Keep us posted.

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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#3 posted 02-03-2009 05:12 AM

You might want to take a look at or the October 2000 issue (#82) of American Woodworker.

-- Fred

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#4 posted 02-03-2009 05:24 AM

Grant, Go for it. See the links below to several other UTC projects for additional ideas.

Tom, I will keep you posted.

Fred, Yes the link you provide was very similar to the other UTC projects I based mine on. Below are a couple of additional links.
UTC Link 1
UTC Link 2

-- Scott in Texas

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#5 posted 02-03-2009 05:35 AM

OK Scott, that’s the article in AW.

-- Fred

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#6 posted 02-03-2009 08:06 AM

Is one section of your bench configured to store the interchangeable tool stands when not in use?

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#7 posted 02-03-2009 03:03 PM

Great question. I have a cabinet that I purchase several years ago that was part of the Tool Dock line. It is very similar to one in Wood Magazine last year:
Wood Magazine - Bench-Tool System / Cabinet
I planned to show pictures of this cabinet later as I went through the construction phase.

-- Scott in Texas

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#8 posted 02-03-2009 04:17 PM


One correction to the statement above. The cabinet is configured to hold my hollow chisel mortiser in the doored cabinet on the right hand side, just like in the original New Yankee design.

Thanks to everyone for all the comments, questions, and encouragement so far.

-- Scott in Texas

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#9 posted 02-03-2009 10:25 PM

You need to take Dust Collection into account here several of these machines will produce a large amount of dust/chips. I have made Norms Miter Bench.
Click for details
I have jut finished up the second iteration for dust collection and am only grabbing 85% (up from 60%) of it at this point. The rest blows out and down both sides of the bench about 2-3 feet.

I like your concept and am looking forward to you progressing through to compeltion.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#10 posted 02-04-2009 03:56 AM

Nice, I like how it is interchangeable. Definitely a good way to space save.

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#11 posted 02-04-2009 02:34 PM


The tool inserts are only 24” deep but the tool platform they will rest on is 30” deep. That gives me 6” to access the rear of the tool inserts, such as the sanding table insert and the router insert. I have yet to decide on whether or not to inclose the bottom of the router insert to improve dust collection. I have grand schemes to have some type of rubber stripping that will allow the router body to raise and lower effortlessly, but still basically seal up the bay of the insert for dust collection out the back.

I have plans to have the dust collection main running along the top of the wall just behind the bench.


-- Scott in Texas

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#12 posted 12-30-2010 12:45 PM

Thats a nice idea.

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#13 posted 11-23-2014 04:25 AM

This is awesome! Could you provide the sketch up files? I want to build something very similar.

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