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#1 posted 03-06-2015 09:21 PM

I wish I had something as big as 12×24; I’m in an 11×17 shop with 8’ ceilings (in the lower level of a split-entry house). I have a somewhat outdated project in my gallery that highlights the key efficiencies/space-savers I utilize to pack a full set of tools into a small space – such as:

-Grizzly 1023RL table saw with folding outfeed and router table wing (with Triton 3.25 hp router)
-Grizzly 6” jointer
-DW 734 planer
-12” Craftsman band saw
-DeWalt miter saw
-Ridgid Oscillating Spindle/Belt Sander
-Porter-Cable pancake air compressor
-Generic benchtop drill press
-Generic benchtop bench grinder
-2 hp Harbor Freight dust collector with separator (running three drops)
-Medium size wet/dry vac in enclosed cabinet, with separator
-Rolling plywood storage rack
-Rolling offcut storage cart
-Wall-mounted lumber storage racks
-Rolling workbench with storage
-Rolling assembly table/storage cart with Rockler T-Track tabletop
-Wall-mounted cabinets, clamp racks, pegboard storage, tool cubbies, etc.
-Ceiling hooks for jigs, sleds, etc.

I haven’t updated my shop pics in a while, but if you think it would be helpful I can clean up and take some shots over the weekend to update. Really, I’m not sure how much more I could tighten up my use of space; the only major “to-dos” on my list are to incorporate more/better drawers into everything that can have drawers, and make better use of the space between the joists.

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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