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Forum topic by Absinthe posted 08-30-2015 04:11 PM 1198 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-30-2015 04:11 PM

I now have a normal sized permanent space for a workshop. About 20×40 (minus stairs and such). So the first tool I installed was the CV1800. Now I am mentally vaporlocking trying to place the rest of it and getting it ducted and so forth.

The largest outlay of space, without forgiveness will have to be the chopsaw station. I am debating whether it really needs 8’ on both sides of the blade, but that is what I see people doing. In addition to that, in order to provide dust collection it seems as though the back needs to be hooded or funneled or what-have-you.

What I have found is that many people use the area behind the extended fences for other tools like grinders and sanders and even drill presses. In one design (JordsWoodShop) I have seen the cutting surface being at normal workbench height (that would equate to 36” in my shop). An OSS and or scroll saw is simply placed on the area behind the fence at this height. In a different design, Ralph Bagnall (Woodworker’s Journal) underplays this by placing the saw cutting surface lower and running a shelf below the counter top. This intrigues me. Now the auxiliary tools can not only be placed at regular height, but they are not forced to be behind the fence.

Any thoughts on either of these designs? Or perhaps something better?

-- Absinthe

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#1 posted 08-30-2015 06:53 PM

Here are a couple of videos of one from Jay Bates on YouTube.

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