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Posted on Realistically how high can a mitre stand be while still being safe and accurate?

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#1 posted 01-25-2013 07:03 AM

gave up on the tiered wall-mounted approach. things would just be too high to be safely used.

http://i.imgur.com/HEztD9p.png

ended up rough modeling things out with SketchUp. this is the best arrangement I could come up with that didn’t leave any of the tools without a dedicated spot. it also leaves room for a lathe down the road.

the table saw and outfeed table sit along the interior wall with enough clearance to rip an 8’ sheetgood longways.

the rest of the powertools sit on individual mobile stands in an island in the center. with some effort in adjusting the height of each mobile cart i should be able to minimize interference between the tools’ working areas.

I gave the mitre saw a dedicated area in front of the garage door. even with 4’ wings it won’t fully block the door but i’m still going to make the cart mobile and the wings collapsible.

my roubo bench sits on the front wall of the garage between the two windows with the hand tools organized overhead.

the added benefit of this setup is that i only have two main target areas for dust collection and power distribution (table saw and power island). should simplify things a bit if i decide to run dedicated dust collection lines.

let me know what you think.

any thoughts on how best to make use of the empty center of the island?


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