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Argusville, nd
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Hi
I have been on the outside looking in for a long time with Lumberjack. Always looking for new ideas for my woodshop. My problem is to many excellent ideas, I want to do them all. I have a great shop space to work with and I am open to any and all ideas on an efficient lay out. My space is 50 Ft by 50 Ft with a 24×24 room in one corner(man cave, office, exercise room) I have a lot of wood tools and mechanic tools just piled in and its became a pain in the butt to keep organized. I want to build a spray booth and a great dust collection system. Shop has 16 foot ceiling so going up for more space in areas is not a problem. I love woodworking and cabinet making and would enjoy it more with a efficient shop layout. Thank for any advice. I will post pictures soon.


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ikillbugs

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#1 posted 04-19-2014 03:46 AM

So, ya got any pictures of this hangar?
:P

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#2 posted 04-21-2014 04:16 PM

as I said it’s a mess and I can not figure out an efficient lay out. way to much clutter. I am able to do electrical wiring and have a blank slate basically to work with. thanks for any ideas. My table saw is set in a table that is 4ft x 12ft. Grizzly two bag dust collection system that is good if every thigh was hooked up. How far will this system draw and do a good job.

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#3 posted 04-21-2014 04:29 PM

Good sized shop,with a lot going on in there.

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#4 posted 04-22-2014 02:25 AM

I would start with working to declutter, which I will be the first to admit isn’t as simple as it should/could be. So since it appears that you have the space, I would identify an area of the shop and make that storage for everything that isn’t shop related, then as you get the time/energy etc you can sort through the area and identify what stays and what can go. Once you have stuff sorted out so the shop area has only shop stuff and the storage area has the rest, I think you’ll have a better idea of the space you have to work in

Next I’d probably group the tools into some logical sub groups, but that is going to be somewhat based on your own work style and projects. You probably want to keep the welder/metal work away from the sawdust making machines, but other then that imagine how you work and how you want projects to flow through the shop. I like to try and keep the processes/equipment somewhat in order of how they’ll be needed, so if you can do your raw lumber jointing/planing/rough cutting in one corner(with good dust collection) and close to where it will be unloaded/stored, then it can move to an area where it’s being cut, then onto the next step etc.

If you’re thinking of a spray booth, I might start with it up in your 2nd floor mezzanine area as long as you’re not intending to do finish large projects up there. The mezzanine area’s generally have lighter load limits so not having heavy equipment up there helps, is more out of the way of the general shop so easier to lay stuff out for finishing and should help keep the dust out. Might need to hang some plastic down from the ceiling to cut down on the dust, but should allow to get some experience with a finishing/spray area for a low cost so you can decide if you want to spend more and wall off a bigger area on the main floor to allow for finishing of larger pieces.

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ikillbugs

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#5 posted 04-29-2014 10:18 AM

I agree with ksubenny. Start with sorting out the tools and materials and “stuff”. Define your space, even if that means a physical wall or partition (or several). Even something as simple as marking the floors with floor tape can work. Right now it appears everything is everywhere, but I feel that’s because you have so much space to work with. It’s easy for things to get chaotic and out of hand. Turn that around and tame your space so your shop can work for you. Your possibilities are endless.

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dozer57

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#6 posted 05-20-2014 02:30 PM

Well got started on shop make over. Step one i got a large dumpster for trash and unwanted things. Started on one wall and everything went out side. Built a new miter saw station. Than i sat for awhile and thought on tool placement…....several tries not totally happy but need to work with layout for a bit. Got my ambition back to have a great shop again. I will post progress photos along the way. Feeling good

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ikillbugs

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#7 posted 05-20-2014 11:33 PM

Thanks for the update! Can’t wait to see your “new” shop :)

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