|Forum topic by MattyMattAg||posted 05-14-2014 04:17 AM||1547 views||0 times favorited||22 replies|
05-14-2014 04:17 AM
So what you see above is a rough drawing of my shop. It is essentially a 2-car garage with the truck parked on the right hand side. As I am sure some of you do as well, I pull the truck out whenever I want to make some sawdust.
My bench is 8’x4’ and is situated longways, like the truck, roughly 4 feet from the left wall. I did this so I could access all 4 sides of the bench if need be, have access to all the power along the left wall, and to make it easier to clean underneath (lame reason, I know).
My jointer, when not used, rests along the left wall and my TS, when not used, rests at the base of the bench. My dust collector is on wheels and usually resides along the bottom left corner.
Here are my issues, or at least the ones I know I have right now:
1) 220V power is set in its location, so I am limited to using my jointer and TS only as far away from that plug that the chords allow. With the way the bench is currently set up, it is hard to utilize both machines without moving one out of the way to use the other.
Bottom line is everything has to fit in a certain spot when the truck is parked in the garage, yet when I am working, I want freedom to move around and use different machines.
Just thinking out loud here, but if anyone has any helpful suggestions, I would love to hear them. I know setting up your shop, especially is a shared space, is an evolving endeavor, so I figured I could learn from some of you folks that are a lot wiser than I am.
Thanks in advance!!
-- If Jesus was a carpenter, what better profession could there be?