Hi everyone (especially Ed!),
I'm posting a drawing of my proposed shop layout in ABPW. Here's a
description of the situation:
I have been working on reorganizing the shop and have used the Wood magazine
insert with scale models of tools to try to come up with a good set up for
my garage shop. I haven't set this up like this yet, and am curious to get
some feedback from people to see what they think of my ideas.
A few notes about my space. There is a ceiling joist that runs the width of
the shop, and is right behind the structural pole. Also, the ceiling is
sloped at the back as marked on my picture to only 5' at the back. This is
why I put the bandsaw, drill press, etc. in the front of the shop. I put
the workbenches in the back, with the woodworking bench in the location with
full headroom. I also put the lathe in the corner, figuring I don't need a
lot of overhead space for that.
Here are a list of the major tools:
Delta Unisaw with 50" Biesemeyer and folding outfeed table on mobile
(drawing has model with only 30" fence)
Delta 16.5" floor drill press
Jet 14" bandsaw w/riser block
Delta chop saw - will build mobile miter saw stand with extension
Router table - will put on mobile base
Delta 12.5" planer - will put on mobile cart that will allow use of
other bench tools (i.e. combination belt/disk sander, oscillating spindle
sander, maybe mortising machine).
Jet mini lathe with extension. I have the leg set that came with
it, but am considering the mobile stand that plansnow has listed with a
lot of storage for tools, etc.
Bench grinder/buffer station. I have a six inch grinder and the
Oneway Wolverine jig, and also a slow-speed buffer for honing.
Jet 1100 dust collector. Wasn't sure the best place to locate this.
The dark line shows the path for PVC duct that I think I'll use. Is putting
the separator at the base of the pole for use with table saw, jointer and
planer a good idea? Will use blast gates so I can control loss of flow.
Am thinking of putting in 6 feet of wall cabinets and floor cabinets for
storage and work surface. Is this too much for my space? Is there a better
way to get storage space in this type of shop? Not really shown on the
drawing is several reasonable sized wall surfaces that I'll use to store
jigs, sleds, etc.
Anyway, this turned into a longer post than I meant it to be.
Thanks for your help!