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 corner.
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?