|Project by Brian Shourd||posted 10-27-2012 06:11 PM||3911 views||26 times favorited||25 comments|
A while ago, I figured out that the things I was missing in my shop were:
1. A lathe
2. A planer
3. A router table
4. A bandsaw
However, because I share a small 20’x20’ garage with two giant cars, I only had a 2’x4’ section of floor space left. So I carefully and painstakingly created a sketchup model that would allow me to (somehow) fit all of these things in that tiny space in as useable a configuration as possible. I actually built the table several months ago, then have been acquiring the tools since.
The planer is mounted beneath the table top of the cart, and has doors which open from both sides to feed wood through the cart itself. Behind the lathe, a router table flips up with clamped-on legs. To the side, a 14” bandsaw is attached, with the bandsaw table height just over the top of the lathe. Turning tools are located in a slide-through drawer underneath the planer, and there is storage for the router, all router accessories, all my lathe accessories, and also a jigsaw.
There are 6 power outlets on the table so that everything can remain plugged in (though obviously they can’t all be running at the same time!).
Constructed from two sheets of MDF (and a bit of melamine for the router table), with some pine trim. It’s on heavy-duty casters so that I can move it out of the way to park.
My favorite part is that there is absolutely no vibration with anything. The table itself weighs about 150 pounds with nothing on it. Add a lathe, planer, bandsaw, and all the accessories and I think it’s 300-400 pounds. It stays put, even on casters.
Thanks for looking!