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#1 posted 01-28-2017 11:13 PM

If it were me, I would put my band saw and drill press near the door of the spray room. Out of the way, but easily accessible to your bench. The spindle sander and edge sander should be near there by not really close to the finish room door. There could be dust problems.

I’d put the shaper against the wall where the band saw is in your first picture and put the plainer by the molder. give yourself a couple of feet on each side it’ll make your life easier. I think I’d move the table saws forward just a bit and put the joiner beside them. move your sheet goods and lumber storage to the front door. You have room for an upright panel saw in the front if you want add one. (Right by the sheet goods.)

You might want to add a cut off saw on the right hand side. A sliding miter saw works and if it’s convenient to your bench you’ll find it a pleasure.

This will give you plenty of room by the front door for loading and unloading

I’m spoiled when it comes to finish areas. The one where I work is 24’x40’. The booth area is 16’x10’. and yes we have painted cars in it. (a 1936 ford truck) I think any dedicated finish area is better than none. The shop I am building at my house will not have one. I am working on plans for a curtain that will block off an area and then I will rig an exhaust fan in a window. My whole shop will be 24’x30’.

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

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