|Workshop by Retseih||posted 10-22-2010 08:50 PM||1353 reads||0 times favorited||9 comments|
My shop is in Monument, Colorado home of “Shop Nite” where I was fortunate enough to build a dedicated space for doing woodworking. This occurred back in my “High Tech” days as a manager for a very large computer chip manufacturing company.
The shop is about 900 square feet but has a staircase that takes up a bit of space along one wall. It is virtually a walk out basement of a “detached garage with living quarters (about 450 sq feet that acts as my wifes pottery studio.)” I utilize the area under the stairs for my compressor, cyclone separator, steam box and various projects that never seem to get finished.
I recently “rearranged the furniture” in my shop and really like the new arrangement. I sat back and decided to ignore the consequences (i.e. dust collection and power) and optimize the layout with a work triangle of jointer, planer, tablesaw in mind and it is making a huge difference in my produtivity. It turns out the DC was significantly improved and I was able to eliminate over 20 feet of mainline. I had some extra power and just added three 240V/20A outlets. So take a look and tell me what you think.
-- Palmer Divide Woodworks--Where steel collides with wood