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Forum topic by Jose posted 11-09-2015 07:31 PM 831 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-09-2015 07:31 PM

Anyone knows if there are apps out there that can help setup a garage for woodworking with limited space? I like to keep both cars in the garage so I’m in need of ideas or apps that can alleviate the clutter. My garage is pretty much packed with many things on all walls but I know I can improve the space I have for my tools. I already have a pegboard cabinet I built last year and a folding table saw. The problem I have is the limited space because I have bikes hanging on the ceiling on one side, plastic shelves and cabinets ,plus a fridge (a man can’t go without a fridge in his shop). Anyway, if anyone knows of an app that can do the work for me please let me know.

-- Jose

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#1 posted 11-09-2015 11:10 PM

Try Sketchup. You can model your garage, then download models of many different machines, benches, tools, etc… It’s a free download. Just do a Google search. But be careful of the site from where you choose to download – many of them will put adware on your computer.

-- Fast is fine, but accurate is final. The real trick is learning to take your time when you're in a hurry. - Wyatt Earp

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#2 posted 11-09-2015 11:18 PM

I agree on the recommendation for Sketchup. It does require some time to understand how it is to be used.

The Grizzly tool site has a shop planner application that requires less time to get up to speed on its use.

-- Chuck Anstrom - Virginia

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#3 posted 11-09-2015 11:42 PM

Thanks guys for the recommendation. I totally forgot that I do have that application on my computer. I just don’t know how to use it yet. I’ve seen some videos from Jay Bates about it though. I guess I’ll go back to them.

-- Jose

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#4 posted 11-10-2015 12:15 AM

If you can find it, Norm Abrahms has a show on The New Yankee Workshop called Setting up a Garage Workshop, or something like that….Don’t know if that’ll help you or not….it should be on YouTube…..

-- " It's a rat race out there, and the rats are winning....!!"

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#5 posted 11-10-2015 03:30 PM

What isn’t on youtube? I’m facing the same dilemma but my garage is one car. I’m thinking of getting some graph paper and sketching out what I need to do. Having to put 10 pounds in the 5 pound sack.

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#6 posted 11-10-2015 06:12 PM

Wait… you mean you can keep cars in a garage?

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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