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#1 posted 01-28-2017 01:51 PM

I agree with Jim, you should take into account work flow. Your materials should come in make a circular course around the shop and leave as a finished project.

You have joiner and planer at 90 degrees to the door. this shuts off flow.
wood in, milled, to the saw and then the bench. Bench to finish, finish to bench for final assembly and then back out the door.

sanders, bandsaw, lathe, sharpening area, drill press etc. are most likely to be used from the bench and should be near it, but far enough apart that they are not in each other’s way.

Table saws back to back is a good idea and should work well. I like the router table near the bench. Hand tool and fastener storage should be near the bench as well.

compressor or dust collector are best kept in a separate room to reduce noise. you have done this.

also, I hate wheels. I find myself chasing machinery across the room or finding they don’t work as promised, and the unit is now stuck in a corner.

Just my opinion, Looks to me like you’ll have a lot of fun and that’s the important part.

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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