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#1 posted 01-15-2018 02:26 AM

Hi Tom. My new shop is about 18×18 and I’m just in the process of setting it up. Its amazing how quickly it fills up.

I’m terrible for leaving stuff on any horizontal surface instead of putting it back in its proper spot. On ting I am trying to do is minimise the amount of these surfaces except for the workbench I will build.

I’m keeping all my equipment on casters since I don’t have room for everything and need to store some stuff (eg thickness planer) up against the wall moving it out when I need it. Over time I’ve found that the bigger the caster the better. This time around I’m using 5” casters with all four wheels rotating and locking. That allows to wheels to easily roll over little obstructions on the floor and with four rotating castors its easy to position the machine anywhere.

The other thing I’ve done is to purchase extension cords or reels that are hung on the ceiling. That way there are no wires on the floor.

A few more months and I’ll have the new shop ready and can start working on projects again.


-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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