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Mahoganus

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12-02-2010 05:36 AM

Here is the layout I was going to go with for my new garage and I would like to hear some other opionins about the layout. Good, bad, anything you might think of Im over looking.

1) 3 Hp Shaper
2) Work Bench
3) Table Saw
4) Jointer
5) Dust Collection Cyclone
6) 15’ Planer
7) 18” Woodmaster Moulder,Straight rip, planer,sander
8) 52” Drum Sander
9) Bench
10) Oscillating Spindle Sander
11) Miter Saw
12) BandSaw
13) Metal and Wood Lathe Lodge and Shippley
14) Bridgeport J Head Mill

-- Chuck W


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extremehobbiest

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#1 posted 12-02-2010 06:29 AM

How does your layout match your normal workflow? Think of how much walking you will do for operations such as milling.
Make sure you have enough clearence for your shaper infeed & outfeed.
I don’t see any lumber or sheetgood storage.

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#2 posted 12-02-2010 06:32 AM

to think I will soon be a bird in a giant birdhouse cage for people

I envy you

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 12-02-2010 06:58 AM

Since you have a cyclone, you might want to think about putting it a corner, out of the way.

And with the size of your machinery, it looks like you will need a bigger bench/assembly table. Your bench space looks a little too small, unless those aren’t to scale. Also adding an out feed table between your table saw and workbench will be a huge help. If you want to walk around the bench completely, you could make a removable out feed table.

just my thoughts

-- Childress Woodworks

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Mahoganus

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#4 posted 12-02-2010 06:59 AM

extremehobbiest

Good stuff. Thanks
I hope it will work for my work flow, I figure I will unload at Garage door and usually the first thing I do is surface plane, then straight rip, followed by length in Miter Saw back to the table saw for width, but ya the perfect triangle is key. Yeah the mill does seem a little close to the bench, hopefully I can move the bench some if its to tight. My shaper is on wheels and I figure I could roll it out some if needed, but as of lately most stuff I run in the shaper are 4 foot or less but when I go to make man doors, well there ya go I will need 80” plus.

I still haven’t figured out the lumber storage yet. As of right now my lumber is on a nice wood rack in my other garage and I might just leave it there,, well I will have to until I make some wood storage in the new building which my plan is to use up my wasted space up along the walls,, my ceiling is 12’ 9” so I figure I can build something up high if I want wood storage in this garage. Sucks to lift it up high but I cant figure out anything else other than making the building bigger :) ,,never big enough

-- Chuck W

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#5 posted 12-02-2010 07:01 AM

Moron

Hahaha Thanks buddy

-- Chuck W

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#6 posted 12-02-2010 07:04 AM

This looks like a great shop. The one thing that concerns me is the location for the workbench. I like to have my hand held power tools, hand tools and clamps close to the workbench. I don’t see a good place for that stuff near your workbench.

Also, you may not enough clear space on the out feed side of your table saw.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Mahoganus

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#7 posted 12-02-2010 07:11 AM

childress

More Good stuff Thanks
In my first set of shop layout plans I had the cyclone in the corner which works great other than its not central located to most machines and after pricing pipe and accessories I decided to put it in the center next to the door for easy access to get the waste barrel out the door. But yeah the corners always seem to get wasted in the shop. For a couple hundred dollars more it could be done.
Yeah it should be to scale one square is one square foot. Yeah more table space for sure, I just don’t know how to produce it without taking away from something else.
Yeah I was thinking the same thing about the table saw, would be nice to have it completely built in with tables all around. Never thought about making a removable leaf out of the table ,, good idea.

-- Chuck W

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#8 posted 12-02-2010 07:25 AM

richgreer

Thanks
Yeah now that ya mention it , you got me thinking. I have the Festool 26 E dust collector along with all the Festool Sanders and a 2200 router. Probably have to leave that stuff up around bench 9, Maybe I will build some storage under the miter saw table for the hand tools. I was so overwhelmed with all the big stuff I sort of forgot about this.

I figure I will build a mobile clamp rack, as for now my clamps are at a stationary place and man o man I’m so sick and tired of walking back and forth to get clamps,, seems like when I start gluing something I ended up using most all my clamps. Never had a mobile clamp rack so there might be some down falls to it,, I know having them all on the wall is a choir.

-- Chuck W

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Mahoganus

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#9 posted 12-02-2010 08:28 AM

Here is a video of a few weeks ago of the new and old shop
http://www.rubberduckygaming.com/Videos/showandtell.mpg

Here it is as of yesterday.
http://www.rubberduckygaming.com/Videos/Garage%20progress.mpg

-- Chuck W

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Mahoganus

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#10 posted 12-02-2010 04:46 PM

Well after sleeping on it, I think this shop layout will work, I will place my order for the DC system and all the pipes. The estimate was around 3000.00 to 3500.00 for the cyclone and 10 drops complete with waste gates and a floor sweep. I’m sure once I get everything in place I will wish I had done something different. This has turned very challenging and very expensive.

-- Chuck W

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#11 posted 12-02-2010 05:19 PM

Do you have enough infeed and outfeed space for the table saw? A sheet of plywood needs space to be sawed. The drum sander may be a little to close. Is the workbench and the same height as the table saw so it can be used as an outfeed table? Will long material droop and bump into the workbench ?

Just wondering. Good luck. Hope to get a 12’ by 20’ in my back yard in the next year.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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Mahoganus

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#12 posted 12-02-2010 05:32 PM

Thanks for your input.

I have 10 feet infeed and out feed,, and yeah the bench is exactly the right height for the out feed. I should have mentioned that. I hope 10 foot will be long enough. I have about 5 feet to the right of the table saw blade and about 3 feet to the left. Hopefully this will be ok.

-- Chuck W

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#13 posted 12-02-2010 08:12 PM

One more petty item -

If this drawing is to scale, I wonder about the size of your entrance door. If you built a large piece, would you have any problems getting it out?

Just something to think about.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#14 posted 12-03-2010 05:07 AM

Hi Rich
My man door is 36” wide and the garage door is 10’x10’. The garage door is not very clear on the drawing.
Thanks

-- Chuck W

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#15 posted 12-03-2010 05:39 AM

Have you considered adding a utility sink?

Maybe not conventional, but, I added one to my garage more for other reasons, but, have found it very convenient while I’m wood working.

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