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HMMM…. Havent updated this ever. I will have to put up final shot of how it is set up after this week end gonna do some remodeling and what not. there is definiatly alot less space now…


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chuck24

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#1 posted 06-17-2009 09:12 AM

I will probably get rid of one of the tables on the left to make room for the router table and drill press. A bandsaw will be added later with in the year. Hope you all like and any ideas would greatly be appreciated. Talk to you all soon.

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#2 posted 06-17-2009 12:33 PM

Chuck, this looks like you have a nice layout for your shop. The only suggestion I would have is that, if this were my shop, given that I run sheet goods and 8 foot lengths of lumber, I would turn the table saw and assembly tables 180 degrees to gain room on the infeed side. You can do that now but the door would have to be open to do so. But this only is a problem in the winter and when it is raining.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 06-17-2009 01:12 PM

Looks good. My shop is about the same size/shape. When I started it I had two existing benches built on the walls. they had lots of drawers and were well made so I left them. But, I find that I have a woodworking bench in the center and I’d need the wallspace back. I’ve added a planer, jointer, and router table and I’ve had to put them on wheels and just shove them around to get them out of the way. I’d ditch the benches on the wall, eventually make a good woodworking bench that is on the floor and save the wall space. You can always put them up later if you decided you still wanted them.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Splinterman

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#4 posted 06-17-2009 02:40 PM

Hey Chuck,

For what it is worth to you, maybe you could do a few modifications….e.g.
The left hand wall………suggestion.
In our shop we have a 22ft long bench set up with a large Compound Miter saw, Chop Miter saw, Large Radial Arm saw, Drill Press and Box Planner all recessed into the bench frame and the whole length top covered in laminated ¾ MBF.

This makes this set-up universal as all the machines top working surfaces are set to be exactly flush with the bench top.

This way you can saw, drill, plane etc all on the same level and all with common back stops.

Your dust collection system could be placed outside at the rear of your shop in a protected shelter and PVC ducting (4” minimum) routed through the rear wall and along the entire left wall of your shop and coupled to each machine therefore decreasing the dust problem and greatly reducing the noise in your work environment.

I agree with Scott in turning the Table Saw so that long lumber can be machined but I would also turn the jointer around so that your long end products can be set-up on a roller feed system and go out the rear access door if needed.

The table saw and jointer can pick up the dust collection on your wall by adding a few slow angle bends and then 4” clear plastic tube to both machines.

The rear right hand wall large cabinet could be eliminated and longer on wall cabinets fitted saving floor space. One of your short benches could be placed there for detailed work.

Being a new shop the possibilities are endless but make it a fun, safe and productive place to work in………jmho.

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rozzi

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#5 posted 06-18-2009 06:07 AM

Nice design for a small shop. You can always tweak it when you get home as you start using it. Thanks for serving. It is appreciated.

-- Duane, Iowa

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