|Workshop by John Little||posted 04-06-2012 05:43 PM||2112 reads||0 times favorited||3 comments|
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My shop is a section of a 3 car garage and is about 15’ X 25’ which is very small for the amount of equipment I have in my it By moving one of the cars out and with mobile bases I can get more space for larger projects. As you can see from the pictures I have arranged my floor mounted machinery and benches in a back to back configuration with my dust collection system in the middle. The DC is a 2 hp single stage with a wynn nano filter connected in series with a cyclone I got off Ebay for about $200. I have a manifold with 4 connections and gates for each one. I use a single quick connect for my planner, jointer and drum sander since I run them 1 at a time. The other 3 connect to my table saw, router table and the last one I use with a long hose and a wand to vacuum the shop.
I have 2 small work benches since I mostly make small projects. One bench is in front of the cabinet with my hand tools and the other in front of the cabinet with my power tools. The benches serve as out feed for the table saw and the planer and drum sander. This configuration has eveolved over the last 10 years to be the most effecient given the space I have.
I only have 2 walls to work with and I have benches with cabinets overhead along both. These serve as infeed/outfeed for my radial arm saw and chop saw. At the far end are located my spindle and belt sanders. My bandsaw, Carveweight CNC and air compressor and wood storage sit along the wall in front of my wife’s car. I have 2 ceiling mounted ambient dust collectors but she still complains about dust on her car so like a good husband I was it. One of the prices you pay for a hobby that generates so much dust.
Since I am in Florida heating is not a problem however cooling is. I have 2 overhead fans and several portable fans to keep the air moving. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
-- John Little, ToyMakers of East Lake