I was not getting anywhere with my prior shop setup in which I had moved the workbench in front of the doors.
d This did enable me to walk around the workbench, but blocked the door. The saw was set up in the middle of the room at a diagonal to allow for longer cuts. Trash and junk from projects had reached critical mass.
So I pulled a bunch of the equipment out onto the porch,
I pushed stuff around for a few hours and ingested a cup or so of dust while I swept. Here are the results:
The table saw is now up against the wall with the jointer out in the middle of the shop. The dust collector has a dedicated run to the saw. I can switch either the jointer or the planer off the dust collector. The Planer is on its rolling flip cart. I will roll it out for use. The lumber rack is chock full of recycled douglas fir shorts for a future cabinet project. Previously the jointer was wedged under the lumber rack where I would hit my head.
Close up on dust collector and planer cart:
To the right of the saw I moved my plywood and door projects:
The Air Handler is on a remote. I use a laundry hamper for some short pieces.
Turning to the East wall:
I moved my metal tool chest. I plan to set up a better miter station at some point as well as a router table in lieu of my WorkMate solution. I have to roll the little vacuum out of the way to get a ladder up to the loft. The cabinet on the left contains finish. The cabinets on the right contain various powertools and my stereo. The loft is chock full of junk.
Turning to the South East Corner:
I moved the workbench back near the windows and rehung my basic tool panel. I will be adding dog holes and a plane stop soon.
Finishing the short tour:
The disc and belt sander, drill press, and bandsaw. Now all of my big tools are close to the dust collector, all smaller tools will run off of the Festool Vac.
Let me know your thoughts.
-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne