No more about Borderliners.
I am trrying to come up with a good design for tool positioning in my shop.
Anyone who has a shop set up probably has an idea about what should go where
and why. Post them here so I can figure out a good arrangement.
A 19 x 22 foot building. But I have already put in some benches (that can
be changed). Along the short wall, I have erected a 1/4 inch thich perf
board for hanging tools that runs the entire width of the building. I put
the bottom of the board at 39" abover the floor and it runs corner to
Just beneath the perf board in the center, I have a 4 x 8' plywood table
made of two sheets of 1/2" plywood doubled to 1" for strength. This table
is arranged with the short end against the wall of the building and the long
side protruding 8' into the area. To each side of this table are i 28" wide
doubled 1/2" plywood work surfaces, each is 5' long so I have a "T"
arrangement. with the cross part of the T against the back wall and the 4 x
8 table being the vertical.
Along the right wall (looking toward the perf board, are 4 former bookcases.
These were 4' x 4' and I stacked them by twos so I have, in effect, an 8 x 8
foot block of shelves. Beside the shelves is another plywood work surface
28" x 5 feet. Over that work syrface is a smaller book case mounted two
feet above the work surface and fitted with a fluorescent fixture
underneath. To the right of this is a 5 foot open space and the last 4 feet
to the front of the building is a stock bin 4 x 5 feet.
My Delta 350drill press is mounted on a plywood work surface attached to the
wall two feet to the right of the stock bin.
Everything else is either junk to go or open space. I want to either redo
the entire arrangement or modify what I have done to accommodate:
2 ten inch miter saws (one is a combination)
1 10" Ryobi BT3100 table saw
1 10" radial arm saw
1 scroll saw
1 8" bench grinder (the Delta kind with two wheels)
1 bench sander (with a belt and disc)
1 6 1/8 planer-jointer on a stand. Weghs about 210 pounds.
Other tools are cabinet storable portables. But, I may buy more bigger
things later. Who knows?
I am considering putting everything on wheels that might be used outside (no
air conditioning and it's getting hot in NC). I figure the table saw and
the planer-jointer, at least. I can also just put up a temporary table and
take the miter saw out.
I have one regular door at the front with a ramp (no steps) up to the
entrance. I am considering a wide double door on the left wall (looking
toward the back wall with the perf board) with a deck for working outside.
So, anyone have any good ideas about how to arrange or rearrange stuff?