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Craftsman on the lake

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#1 posted 01-28-2017 02:26 PM

I didn’t read all replies so maybe it’s been addressed here.

Planer? I don’t see one.

The ‘chip’ making tools really need dust collection. planer, shaper, jointer for example. You’ll need a dust collection system and if those tools can be clustered more around it they will go into it better. Dust machines like sanders can be located further away as dust easily travels through pipes. I’ve got a smaller 1 hp dust collector. My chip makers are very close to it. All my waste gets sucked up because the travel is very short.

Also, and this is a personal choice. Woodworking benches are wonderful. I built one (posted here someplace) with all the bells and whistles. I eventually gave it to my son in law and built a larger, square, assembly bench the height of my table saw. It sits, on wheels, at the end of my saw as an outfeed table and everything gets put together on it. Some of my stuff often needs a wider space than a woodworking bench can provide. I found that I was assembling, gluing up panels much more than I was planing. Looks like you might have room for both. My space is 24×24’. Yours is much larger.

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