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Posted on HELP - Im running out of room in the workshop

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#1 posted 11-13-2007 07:51 AM

Zuki, you can do what I do. I place all my power tools on mobile stands and roll the ones I am not using out of the way. I work a lot outside, too, on my “dirty” workbench where I rout and do most of my “dirty” cutting like sizing panels and sheet goods. My table saw is a Ridgid portable, my planer is mounted on a Ridgid wheeled miter saw stand and I use it outside. My desktop planer is enclosed in a portable storage system (see it in my projects) and I use it on my outside “dirty” workbench. About the only power tool I don’t ever use ouside is my bandsaw, which is on a mobile base with small wheels that will only roll inside my shop, and my router table. I hang pipe clamps, wood, and anything else I can on the ceiling rafters.

The only problem I have is that it usually takes me 10 to 20 minutes to get ready to work and 15 to 30 minutes to get everything back in place. I am planning to knock out the rear wall of the garage to make an assembly/finish area as soon as I can make enough money with woodworking to pay for it…LOL The most important thing is to prioritize your space, clearing everything out that is not readily used. An extra storage shed helps. It seems that whatever space we have, we will fill it with our toys.
Downsize, too. I sold my big 10” miter saw that occupied a lot of shop space, and used the money to replace it with a smaller 7 1/4” miter saw that fits in a crany of my workbench. The smaller saw fits my present needs for picture frames, boxes, and small cabinets. Just remember: Prioritze, prioritize, prioritze!

God Bless,

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