Well, I got a lot of good advice from the Jock community, and I’m starting to formulate a plan using your great ideas.
The first thing I’m going to do is buy about ten clear plastic bins, the kind with the bear-trap tops, and sort everything into rough categories. Those bins that have nothing to do with routine shop activity go into the crawlspace storage area on racks. The crawlspace is the same size as the shop, with a full slab, power, lights, drains, and ventilation. The overhead is only 5’ high, though.
Those bins that contain shop-related items will be racked on the East wall. This should free up the floor space, allowing me to complete the dust collection system piping and build the tablesaw outfeed cabinet and workbench. (You can see the slabs leaning against the West wall).
Third, I think I will build a 4’ x 8’ torsion-box assembly table, about 24” high. The WoodWhisperer has a very nice video on building one.
Next, compressed air piping. I ran power (220VAC and 110 VAC) down into the crawlspace for a compressor, and also bored a hole through the slab for the air line to come up through. That’s another 10 sq.ft. of shop floor freed up.
One major consideration for me is utilization of wall space. I put in windows on two sides, which is great for light and fresh air, but they cut down on usable wall space, especially when you take the DC piping into consideration. I am pondering putting in base cabinets and countertops alone, with slatwall above for hand tools.
I recall seeing an article in either ShopNotes or Workbench about building custom slatwall and bins. I’ll have to look into that.
PS I really really want an ezee-feed hanging on my wall…
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