The plan is working so far.
The bandsaw only needs to be moved to the right about 15 inches and the shaper/router pulls to the left about 2 feet. The saw rolls right up to the bench and I have plenty of room to cut short boards with the door closed.
Now I can work in the shop on smaller projects such as cutting boards and boxes in comfort away from the wind. The reason the door is open a little is that there was laundry being done and we use the gray water for irrigation and the hose has to go under the door.
There is enough room to easily get between the jointer and the shaper. If there is a need for more room, the jointer is much lighter than the other tools and can be moved outside or any where inside if there is rain.
And no heavy equipment in front of the lumber rack. Now I can’t wait to dig out some cutting board stock.
The suction hose from the vac to the Dust Deputy was always a problem. It was always getting hung up on the drill press because I ran it around behind the drawers for the workbench. Now with the help of this old brass plumb-bob that I have had for years, I’m talking 5 lbs of brass, it now keeps the hose up out of the way and it easily swings around the DP when I need the full length of hoses.
And an added benefit for every thing being away from in front of the clamp and lumber racks is I can now get to either of them with ease.
And after seeing this in one of the woodworking mags, I have been wanting to try this on the new cast iron table top.This would not work on the old saw top because the stamped wings were not flat.
But now I can use my Wixey to square up the miter. I double checked it with the new Starrett combination just to be sure. AH! Sweet success. Hey patron, no more cheapy HF squares. lol That was a lesson I will never forget. Let me just say that David has a very nice way of calling crap tools CRAP. lol
Well I will try this setup for a while and when I find a better system, I will add to this series on the shop for a wheelchair operation. And as always, if you see an improvement, by all means comment on it. I love your input, both pros and cons. Best wishes, Rand