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Fort Collins, CO
United States

Due to small size of my basement shop, I went with a Festool track saw for sheet goods breakdown, rather than replacing my contractor-style saw with a bigger cabinet saw. I built this “MFT-style” workbench, since I did not need the portability of the Festool MFT workbench. It also serves as my outfeed table for the table saw.

All shop lighting is either 5000K daylight fluorescent, or 5000K daylight LED. The shop is actually brighter than it appears in these pictures.

Other tools include a Powermatic 14” bandsaw, a Ridgid 6” jointer, a DeWalt 13” planer, a Rikon midi lathe, a Delta benchtop drill press, a Ridgid Oscillating Sander, and a router table.

Favorite, and most used shop feature—shop sink. All household cleanup goes on here, especially cleanup lately of paint tray and brushes from remodeling.

UPDATE: 9 March 2015
I just rearranged my shop almost completely, since I first posted my workshop info about a week ago. I had to rip a piece of 1X6 to width that had to be 112” long. I really ran out of room for infeed clearance. Outfeed was OK due to my large workbench (doubling as my outfeed table). I think I have just about gotten the best layout I can for good utilization in a small basement shop. Still need cabinets on concrete wall at end of shop, to free up the big industrial rack, move it out, and provide more room for tools/carts, and storage higher on the wall.

1. Moved table saw to other end of workbench. Now it is just a few feet from cyclone dust collector, located in space under basement stairway.
2. Moved bandsaw, which was against wall just behind table saw, and stuck out too far. Also better access to duct collector.
3. Moved jointer to wall where bandsaw was located.
4. Planer is unfortunately still on floor, awaiting a rolling cart. Will use bench for outfeed (table saw can easily be wheeled out of the way).
5. Radial arm saw and lathe remain where they were located.
6. Drill press moved to concrete wall, router table moved between bandsaw and dust collector.
7. Smaller workbench moved from concrete wall to blue wall left of the 2nd shop door (door for possible future storeroom or bedroom). Other door is by shop sink.
8. Over the radial arm saw (my first major tool purchase in 1975) is one of my large rockets flown in the 90s—still hanging in the shop … probably should donate to hobby store for display.
9. Midi lathe with bed extension, and lathe accessories rolling cart, near basement window for nice natural lighting.
10. Dead chicken is reminder to tension the bandsaw …

-- Lee

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#1 posted 03-09-2015 04:51 PM

If I was just starting out in woodwork and had limited space, I can not think of a better solution than a Festool track saw.

Thanks for sharing some photos and welcome to LJ’s.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#2 posted 03-12-2015 04:41 PM

Everybody needs a shop missile! LOL Great shop man.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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