I've finally finished setting up the power and finishing the walls in
the new shop. I'm now trying to settle on a layout for the machines.
I'd like to hear what things people have done that have really worked
out well and perhaps the things about their shop layout that drives
My particular problem seems to be getting all the big machines near
the dust collector such that I can just walk up and use them without
having to move power cords or dust hose. I have a lot of space, 2 and
1/2 car garage but I do need to park one car in over night.
Thanks in advance,
I solved the dust collector problem by placing my dust collector in the
middle of the back room of my shop. All of the tools that needed to be
hooked up, I then placed around the DC. I used a drop down outlet to plug
them all in. This works great with very short dust collection lines. All of
the tools I have hooked up here have at least one side that you don't need
access to (band saw, jointer, planer, sander, shaper). This side face the DC
in the middle. My TShas a dedicated DC and it is has access on all sides.
I hope this helps!
Joe in Denver
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