Hi everyone, well, after almost 4 years of continuously fine tuning my crawlspace shop, with no access larger than 30ish inches, I’m moving into a home with a basement. You know what this means, more room for my shop! I’m going from roughly 90 square feet (seriously, it’s that small), some of which is well under 6 feet tall (I’m 6’1”) to somewhere in the area of 240 square feet. Next stop, two car garage…but lets not get ahead of ourselves. For this blog, I’m filling a shop that is roughly 240 sq feet. AND I even have a full size stairwell and door to access it! Truly amazing ;).
So I’ve spent a few hours in sketchup, working on the layout. I was able to find existing models for most of my tools, as well, there is the recent workbench from pop woodworking (there’s my first project in the new shop) and a nice tool cabinet.
What do you guys think of the use of space? The tablesaw, jointer, planer(in the green swivel top cart/outfeed table), bandsaw and drill press will all be on wheels (as they are now in my crawlspace). But I want to move them as little as possible. The shopvac under the miter saw table will be hooked up for dust control to blast gates at most major machines.
Have I overlooked anything?
You think things should be laid out differently?
I really appreciate any and all feedback.
And no, I don’t actually have that many Bessey clamps…but maybe if I build it they will come :).
here’s a link to the sketchup file if you want to download it and check it out in full 3D goodness. http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=64a4b69fb2055e0034e052ab3a0e8988
Oh, and if any of you sketchup gurus can tell me how to get the file size of this model to be smaller, that would be great. I’ve removed all image “materials” from the model and used components instead of groups in most cases where an item is used repeatedly, and I’ve purged all unused layers and components but I’m still stuck with a 7 MB file.
|From New Shop Layout|
thanks for any advice, take care.
-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?