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Forum topic by The__Dude posted 07-03-2015 01:54 AM 1039 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-03-2015 01:54 AM

This section is actually in the basement, so it will be a conditioned space.
Portion outside is actually under cover of the house, should not get rained on.

I think i can work out a way to keep my saw in side when I use.
I thought I would need to roll outside to use it.
I will probably have to pre-cut large plywood.
I will haul in my trailer, so I was thinking of something to mount on the trailer to quickly cut down boards.

Yellow lines are 4” PVC runs for dust collection

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#1 posted 07-04-2015 12:40 AM

Thinking of epoxy on the floor?
Anyone else do this?

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#2 posted 07-05-2015 07:23 AM

My space is also limited at times as I’m in a double garage with cars, etc. The best investment I made was to buy a whole bunch of high quality locking swivel castors and mounted all my machines and workbenches on these castors. I can shove everything in a corner and along the walls to pull two cars in or spread it out wall to wall to have every machine usable at the same time. It’s hard to spend $25+ per castor but the good ones really work well. For example, I have a General 350 cabinet saw with 54” fence, a Delta 15” thickness planer, a General 1490 band saw, General 6” jointer, Floor drill press, and two assembly/outfeed tables that I can set up in any location in just a few minutes and little effort.
Your layout looks to be well planned for what you have now but every time I acquire a machine or tool I need to change things up a bit… Good luck with the new shop, you will really enjoy the dust collection if you haven’t had it previously.

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#3 posted 07-05-2015 01:09 PM

Since this is actually in the basement, I don’t need to worry about moving stuff for cars.

I need to make the main miter saw bench dual purpose.
I am looking at installing a t track system for the fence.
So the fence can be completely removed as needed.

I have never done woodworking before, but have worked with wood.
Mostly house type items.

This new house needs very little renovation, so now I want to concentrate on making some things for the house.

I will probably run 2 dedicated 20amp 120 and one dedicated 50amp 220v line in the area also.

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#4 posted 07-06-2015 10:30 PM

Working on planning the dust system.
Planning main trunk of 4” pvc.

Looks like I need to build a dust shroud for miter saw.

Will have a 4” flex tube dangle from ceiling for table saw.

A drop for the sanding area.

A drop for floor sweep.

And some dead ends for future planer

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#5 posted 09-12-2015 06:11 PM

Worked on some wiring.
Since I also plan on brewing beer with electric, directly outside the shop I ran a dedicated line.
I won’t ever brew beer and run a table saw…

Dedicated 60amp sub panel for beer brewing. 220v 50amp GFCI for this.
Also running 30amp 220v to wall for table saw.
I may get a thickness planner, so hopefully that can run 220v? Or I have 20amp 120v on each wall.
Also splitting off 20amp 120v for the dust system and air compressor

One wall has dedicated 20amp circuit with plugs along the wall
Drill press, router, sander and hand tools
And I ran one circuit over to the opposite wall. Just in case

Opposite wall has dedicated 20 amp for dust system and small air compressor
Circuit from other wall will run the chop saw

I had the sticker shock of a spool of 6 gauge wire for the 220v subpane!
Not sure what to run for outlets?
The table saw just needs 3 wire?
Seems to be different styles of plugs.
I would like to be able to plug my table saw in the dedicated saw plug inside, or the beer plug on the outside.
So I would need “50amp” plugs all around? Even though the inside circuit is only 30amp?

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#6 posted 09-12-2015 07:08 PM

My shop is part of a one car garage along with the W/D, Freezer/HWHTR and storage shelves. Everything is mobile, although the saw doesn’t get moved around and neither does the workbench/outfeed table.

Feel free to browse through my projects. You may get some inspiration that you can incorporate into your shop.
Good luck

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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