Shop Layout last I have the space but working on ideas

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Blog entry by CobraDriver posted 01-31-2011 05:36 AM 1811 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I have a nice size building that just needs to get organized and planned out properly. We just bought this place and decisions, decisions. For the first time in my life I’m spoiled, I have alot of space and now I don’t know what to do with it!.

The machines are few as of yet, a Shop Smith 510 sort of :) with bandsaw, a router table and combo sander. To keep the place clean I have a Jet 1100. Picked it up quite nicely from a fella upgrading to a monster system and sold it to me for 80 bucks with 2 new bags (from his upgraded unit that he didn’t want), lots of extra hose and new clamps to make bag removal faster and easier.

From Ideas I have seen here, on the net and a book I bought “WoodShop Dust Control” by a Mr Sandor, I am armed and dangerous with knowledge. My electrician is putting together the switch system for auto start coupled with my machines and now it’s just plan out pipes, 45 Degree drops and where to route for future growth as I add machines to the space.

As I run into issues, solutions etc.. I’ll post to help others as so many have helped me already.

Here are some pics on the space. This is mainly the back and right rear area. The left side has a radial…oh yea I forgot about that one, don’t really use it much, arm saw along a 3 foot wide table the length of the building.

The right front is off limits, car and tractor work area plus a feed station.

Heres some pics of the area

See Ya!!

-- Everybody Knows You Never Go Full retard

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#1 posted 01-31-2011 06:38 AM

There is only 2 things to do with that much space.
1. Give it to me. or 2. Fill it up with tools and make a ton of sawdust.

I prefer option # 1.

Have fun getting it all setup and working. And keep us updated on the progress.

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#2 posted 01-31-2011 08:15 AM

So much potential! Have fun!

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#3 posted 01-31-2011 03:53 PM

How much space do you need with a Shop Smith? Guess you could fill it all up with wood…

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#4 posted 01-31-2011 04:26 PM

I don’t see the RAS. what kind is it?

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#5 posted 01-31-2011 04:54 PM

Do you have a big enough electric service. At least 200 amp. Do you have enough lighting. No. Close up your ceiling and insullate. How are you going to heat it and cool it. Get your building shop ready first. Have fun!

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 01-31-2011 05:22 PM

you have a good sized shop there, I’m sure you will have fun setting it all up.

-- Jeremy,

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#7 posted 01-31-2011 05:28 PM

Nice problem! Have you tried this?

I would not have anything on the floor that could be put on a wall.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#8 posted 01-31-2011 05:35 PM

Nice looking Gia. My first one was a 1964.

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#9 posted 02-18-2011 10:09 AM

Well this is a nice weekend to get the plumbing for the Dust collection system together. I bought 20 feet of 4 inch SD pipe from Lowes, a couple 45’s sweeping 90’s and of course got stuck on the blast gate issue. Well isn’t the internet a beautiful place, and lots of patience too :)
So, after much searching I had to share this place with all my friends here, If you know about it, good for you, if you dont, get over there now and get ready to spend some money. I found 4 inch self cleaning aluminum blast gates for $11.91. Not a bad price and to top it off 6 BUCKS for shipping the 5 of them!!!!
Now from that homepage, check out what else they have, EVERYTHING!! I found tool heaven :)

-- Everybody Knows You Never Go Full retard

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