I am offering this more as a philosophy of what can be done, rather than a step by step what you should do. Feel free to take any of the ideas posted here and adapt them to your situation. You can give me hints on what I should do better or differently. Just don't comment on the general messiness of the shop.
Right now I know how large the project is. But it will probably grow, which it has already done. Subscribe to this thread so you will get future updates as they happen.
Step 1: Fence
I would like a Besselmer (SP?) fence, but the cost is prohibitive. I started out by making the t-square. It is a couple of pieces of scrap 2” angle iron welded together at a 90 degree angle. I bolted a piece of 3” square tube to the front of the table, offset a little so the t-square can ride on it. Exact instructions for this will depend on your individual saw/table combination. A piece of angle iron was added at the rear of the saw to support the rear of the fence.