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Forum topic by Hermit posted 03-11-2015 11:19 PM 806 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-11-2015 11:19 PM

Still in the design stage of the shop tools. Decided to build a scale model of the shop/tools out of cardboard. The new shop will be 22×20. Scaled model is 1”=1’. I took the dimensions off the tool manufacturers website and built as close to possible as the actual dimensions. Just cardboard and hot glue gun, nothing fancy or perfect. So far, about 1 hour build time in the model. I’m finding this handy so far (not all tools built) in determining floor space used/available, what floor/bench models I can utilize per space available, etc. Can move them around, plan electrical, dust collection, etc. Decided to post this in case others looking to build/design a shop might find it helpful.

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#1 posted 03-11-2015 11:21 PM

That’s pretty cool. But you need to learn how to use Sketchup. :-)

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#2 posted 03-11-2015 11:31 PM

Also useful would be Grizzly’s free shop planner….

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#3 posted 03-11-2015 11:36 PM

I’ve used them both actually but it’s much easier and faster to move things around.

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#4 posted 03-12-2015 12:34 AM

That model is awesome by the way.

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#5 posted 03-12-2015 12:36 AM

Hermit, unless you use the Honey I Shrunk The Kids machine I am afraid the shop is too small. I’m also concerned about building it out of cardboard given the Three Little Pigs story.

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#6 posted 03-12-2015 12:38 AM

Nice. My daughter did same thing for arranging furniture for her first college apartment.

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#7 posted 03-12-2015 01:14 AM

Interesting approach,I agree with using the Grizzly workshop planner also. Keep in mind the flow of material as you mill it and enough space to run material through the tools you’re using. start with getting your table saw placed so you can mill long and wide material.

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#8 posted 03-12-2015 12:57 PM

Looks like an excellent start to an awesome doll house!

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#9 posted 03-12-2015 02:28 PM

That’s a nice way to go about building and designing a shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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