Okay – So far I have the following:
Craftsman 10” Contractor Table Saw (which I really dislike)
Craftsman 12” Chop Saw
Craftsman 6” Jointer (Bench Top)
Craftsman 12” Drill Press (Bench Top)
Porter Cable 690 Router (Fixed/Plunge Base)
26’x22’ (572sq’) of Garage Space (Minus washer/dryer, etc.)
9 Feet of workbench surface of which will be torn out ASAP!
Now I need to build a chop saw station that will be appox. 10’ long with cabinet storage underneath. Next a bench top for my jointer and one for my drill press. I like the simplicity of construction that Mark Spagnuolo (The Wood Whisperer) used for his Dead Flat Assembly Table using just MDF. I priced MDF at a local hardwood suppler and it was about $30 for a sheet of 4×8 of ultralight MDF. $26 for standard MDF. All of which is 3/4” thick.
Anyone on the forum who has build the above cabinets/work stations, please post your pics for me to get a better idea of what I should include in the design. Also, if there might be some better choices for building material that might surpass MDF but still be cost effective.
-- If I knew what I was doing, someone would be paying me to do it!