Shop Projects #5: Wall O'Tools

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Blog entry by fiddlebanshee posted 08-17-2015 12:22 AM 1398 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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With the purchase of tools over the last 2 years I feel a need to reorganize my workshop so that I don’t trip over stuff and I can install ductwork for the DC. I have one long wall about 30’ that I want to line up all the tools, have all the work surfaces be one height so that they can be each other’s outfeed and infeed support and I want it all on wheels so that I can roll one to the middle of the workshop should the need arise.

I scoured sketchup’s 3D warehouse and found facsimiles of all of the tools I have (not necessarily the brand but the dimensions are close enough. I also found an example of a mitersaw station that I liked so I expanded on that to include all my tools. I am thinking to put the mortiser in T tracks so that I can slide it towards the wall when I am not using it and it’s not in the way of the out/in feed for the Miter saw and the bandsaw. Above this is lumber storage but I may rethink that as I am not sure how easily accessible that will be with the tools under it.

This is what it will look like

The adjacent wall is 11’ and I will reorganize that one for a lot more efficient storage behind doors or in drawers so that not everything is covered with an inch of dust. I will probably post something about that later.

Any suggestions on a better sequence of machines or any other comments would be welcomed before I start building it.

-- As if I needed another hobby!

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#1 posted 08-17-2015 03:06 AM

The only thing that comes to mind other than workflow is putting the machines that matter the most dust closer to the DC, when possible. You’ll be able to switch around easily enough, good thinking on the casters all around.

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