|Forum topic by Wes Giesbrecht||posted 10-29-2010 08:55 PM||1693 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
10-29-2010 08:55 PM
When I think of the days I spent laying out my shop space, on a graph paper floor plan with cut outs of all the machines, benches and storage units etc., there’s one specific bit of advice I took from some woodworking magazine article, that was easily the very best, most efficient innovation of all.
My saw is a Delta Uni-saw with 52” fence, placed 10’ from the large double door at the receiving end of the shop so I have room to manipulate sheet stock comfortably. On the left side of the saw top is an additional 20” wide receiving table which is actually storage cabinet with drawers. So that’s about 8’ sideways.
Here’s the really great bit: My bench, which is about 7’ long, is stationed horizontally to the saw, about 2’ away. I made an insert that drops down between the saw and bench and rests on a couple strips fastened to the back of the saw and side tables and the edge of the work bench.
Anyway, this gives me a huge receiving surface for cutting sheet stock and ripping long lumber and also a nice large bench height area that’s enormously useful.
-- Wes Giesbrecht http://www.wesgiesbrecht.com/index.htm