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#1 posted 03-26-2009 06:36 PM

goto grizzly they have a free shop layout program on their website.

Much like the work triangle in kitchen design (stove, sink, refrigerator) you want to minimize the amount of walking you do in the shop to complete common tasks. For instance the start of most projects may be Jointer, planer, table saw. Then table saw, assembly station, hand tool bench. Then Bandsaw, sander, assembly. Think about your work order and how much walking you want to do going back and forth as you put pieces together.

You have a really nice size for a shop, so you should be able to work out some “work groups”.

There are a few shop layout books out there, but I found them somewhat worthless in areas of tool placement. They had good ideas for planning electrical needs, DC duct layout, and other things but basic shop layout is always skipped over.

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