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New Shop Layout
« on: May 23, 2020, 02:51:13 PM »
I am soon moving and building a new shop. My better half insist that I stop using the dumpster approach and get professional help. Who has pictures of a well thought out layout or work station/ bench that they are proud to show. Room is not the issue but better organization is what I am looking for. Please share your ideas.
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Re: New Shop Layout
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 03:39:33 PM »
It wasn’t quite finished when I took the picture. I’ve since closed off the ends of the mounting surface and attached cam clamps to lock it in place.
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Re: New Shop Layout
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2020, 05:23:01 PM »
Well, if you have a lot of space, the world is your oyster. If, like me and most of the shop pics I have seen on this forum (not including Bue's) you would be smart to put everything on wheels. I had a Fine Woodworking book on shops once. Had to get rid of it, got depressing looking at what I would never achieve.

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Re: New Shop Layout
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2020, 07:19:58 PM »
That's the kind of thing I'm looking for David, Is that a belt sander mounted to the bottom. What about the mechanics of flipping the table. I hope to have 20' X 30' designated to my woodworking and would like to have it well organized. I do like the wheels.
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Re: New Shop Layout
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2020, 09:33:01 PM »
I got the idea from YouTube. The box where the tools are mounted is framed with 2x4s. Two for the edges and two across the middle that house a one inch black iron pipe. I used a 24” pipe that I cut in half and then screwed both halves into a tee. I ran a power cable through the pipe and out the tee into an outlet where I can plug in both machines. The pipe acts as the hinge and I modified the plan a bit by resting the pipe in a pair of slots in the plywood. Two oversized pipe flanges fit over the pipe ends to secure the assembly. I found a pair of big washers to act as shims on the inside of the plywood so the box swivels smoothly.
The best video I found was “building Fisher’s flip cart”.
I used cam locks to secure the top.  If you like I can take another picture of it now that it’s done.
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Re: New Shop Layout
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2020, 09:44:03 PM »
I also built a couple of wood carts to keep my wood pile under control. Before, it was piled up against the wall and it would continually “grow “ outwards and get in my way. 🤔
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Re: New Shop Layout
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2020, 11:49:21 PM »
Rolling stations are awesome if you don't have a lot of workspace plus I do all of my dirty work outside...  So I just roll my tools out there...

Wood carver, I got to give you the innovation of the year award for that one...   :shaka:

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Re: New Shop Layout
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2020, 07:12:56 AM »
I can’t take the credit for those carts. I borrowed the ideas.
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Re: New Shop Layout
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2020, 11:11:05 AM »
Other pics would be great. Post or text to 601-600-1046

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Re: New Shop Layout
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2020, 09:33:50 AM »
Here is mine; I bought the 3 drawer cabinets from Lowe's and built perfect fit slots in my work bench to house them. I had a carpenter friend build the to drawers on each end over the storage compartments My bench is very heavy and won't walk across the floor when I am doing some heavy draw knifing. I have a post bolted the end of the bench next to the vise for stave/flintlock support for stuff I have in the vise. The post is very handy for stave straightening/untwisting.

The narrow table in the middle floor is a glue-up table for BBOs, very handy and a good place to store my 40+ C clamps.




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Re: New Shop Layout
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2020, 09:39:45 AM »
Another thing; A dust collection system is a must, I have a 2HP Griz, it is so loud I put it in an adjacent room and ran my suction piping through the wall.

 

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Re: New Shop Layout
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2020, 09:42:13 AM »
For years I kept my shop like this; I keep it close to the clean shop pic above now.

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Re: New Shop Layout
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2020, 10:22:14 AM »
Thanks Eric , I do like the glue up table. My current shop had a built in kitchen with lots of cabinets but can't take them with me. I've got to plan out the dust collection. As I'm going to have a single room the noise will be a problem for sure.

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Re: New Shop Layout
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2020, 12:54:19 PM »
Over the years I have added more and more shelves as well.



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Re: New Shop Layout
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2020, 04:45:05 PM »
I also recently bought a set of heavy duty casters to mount on mu workbench. I need to be able to move it so I can clean in behind it.
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Re: New Shop Layout
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2020, 10:52:22 PM »
Some nice looking risers there, Dave.

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