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Forum topic by Pyro posted 11-08-2018 07:55 PM 240 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Pyro

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11-08-2018 07:55 PM

Hey guys,

A covered patio off the side of my house has slowly but surely turned into my shop. It’s a decent sized space but I do have some limitations. The weather is pretty good here in So Cal, no rust on any of my power tools, but when it rains I do get a bit of water about half a foot in from the edge of the overhanging roof. Also, some windows that look into my living room have to remain free from obstruction less I provoke the wrath of my wife. The drill press looms in front of one of them, so far she hasn’t said anything but I don’t wanna push my luck too much.

Tools have made their way in there over the last couple years and I’d like to arrange things in a way that makes sense. Currently I have the following:

DW745 table saw
12” sliding miter saw (DWS780 I think)
Grizzly floor drill press
DW735 13” thickness planer
Triton router mounted in a cheap Bosch table.

For the table saw I’m thinking I might like to build a sturdy mobile stand with a little storage and infeed/outfeed tables. I think I can live with the rip capacity for now but the infeed especially makes long rips kind of ridiculous.

The miter saw is just bolted to a simple table right now to keep it in place when it slides. I need to put it on something that actually supports long pieces when I cut. While I’m at it I’m also thinking of doing something like the kreg trak system to make repeat cuts easy. Any ideas?

Regarding the DP, planer, and router I’m really looking to you guys with experience and brains (two things I could use more of). What’s the right way to set these up, especially in relation to the miter saw? The planer doesn’t see a whole lot of use. I was thinking of putting the planer on some kind of flip top bench with the router on top? Maybe put the whole thing on locking casters so I can pull it out when I need to use the planer? You can see my space limitations clearly in the picture below.

I’m pulling everything out and cleaning up in preparation for the new layout. Appreciate any advice or plans, you guys have never lead me the wrong way and that’s not an experience you have on the internet too often. Thank you.


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fivecodys

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#1 posted 11-09-2018 11:59 PM

There was a lady on YouTube that worked in her car port. Very challenging indeed.
I am assuming that based on SWMBO’s demand that the windows be left un-obscured that closing this in is not an option. Any chance of adding a shed in the back yard? You can usually ad a 10×12 without a permit. That way you could have a small area that is all yours and then use the patio as needed. I just don’t have a real good suggestion for you.
Sorry.

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lumbering_on

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#2 posted 11-10-2018 01:50 AM



There was a lady on YouTube that worked in her car port. Very challenging indeed.
I am assuming that based on SWMBO s demand that the windows be left un-obscured that closing this in is not an option. Any chance of adding a shed in the back yard? You can usually ad a 10×12 without a permit. That way you could have a small area that is all yours and then use the patio as needed. I just don t have a real good suggestion for you.
Sorry.

- fivecodys

Was that Darbin Orvar?

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