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#1 posted 12-22-2017 02:30 AM

your tools and floor plan are very similar to my last shop which was 13’ x 27’. I wish I had some pictures to share but I don’t, so I’ll try to describe how I was set up. I really liked the workflow, it was very efficient for my style of woodworking which is power tool oriented.

Table saw dead center of the room running lengthwise.

When facing in the direction you would feed the table saw, my long left wall had a door in the center. bottom left wall was a wood rack, top left was radial arm saw. on the short wall (infeed side of the TS) was my workbench and hand tools. Other short wall had my drill press and a shaper. Long right wall, starting from the workbench end had a belt/disc sander, jointer, bandsaw and lathe.

The material flow worked well in that shop- long boards came off the wood rack right onto the RAS to rough CTL, then I could easily work between the TS, jointer and RAS to get parts to final dimensions.

My current shop, while slightly larger, is basically the same layout. There are a couple of photos of my current version in my workshop section of my profile. Current shop is 16×33 so slightly larger but same general idea.

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