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Louisville, Kentucky 40217
United States

This is my one-car garage workshop. Bench in the middle, power tools on the perimeter (all connected to dust collection ducting), with as much hung on the wall as possible.

I have the bench in the middle b/c I have a bone spur in my back and this keeps me from leaning over the bench. I also raised it 5 1/2” recently so I wouldn’t have to bend as much. I have the table saw as close to the garage door as possible, and can then cut longer pieces with the door open. Since I don’t have A/C, the door stays open most of the time.

Two best things I’ve done recently is the dust collection ducting with blast gates and short flex tube runs and putting OSB on the one wall to hand as many tools as possible. My workbench is so much cleaner now that I have a convenient place for every tool.

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-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson


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#1 posted 10-17-2014 08:29 PM

Great job organizing Charles! I wish I had all my tools permanently connectly to my DC like you do. I just swap hoses as necessary. Sometimes I forget and run the DC with it connected to the wrong tool!

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#2 posted 10-17-2014 08:41 PM

I can’t recommend the ducting highly enough. Takesmamlittle work, but makes it all so much easier. PVC with small machine screws to hold joints together. I’ve modified it several times since original setup.

Btw, all my tools,aw on wheels, but only the planer has to be moved to use. The jointer needs to be pulled out from the wall when jointing a long board. Most everything else is only moved with very large pieces.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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timbertailor

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#3 posted 10-18-2014 01:11 AM

I like that you are organized and everything has its place. The ducting for DC looks like a great addition to the shop.

I will never complain about having to share space with my wife’s car in the garage again.
You really are pressed for space. Even the walls are really close to the garage door opening, making cabinets and shelving space a real challenge.

Its pretty bad when we could not even take another power tool if someone gave it to us because we do not have the space for it. :)

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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