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Forum topic by Yettiman posted 09-26-2009 11:10 PM 1387 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-26-2009 11:10 PM

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I am starting to build up on the number of rigs I have, and was wondering what is the best way to store them (other than piling them high gathering dust on a shelf.

I only have a 20×12 workroom, so wall space is a little limited.

Any help ideas, gratefully recieved

Thank you all

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#1 posted 09-29-2009 03:18 AM

Hey Yetti, You’ll have to translate into American: what do you mean by rigs? Notwithstanding, since you mention dust, I’d begin with a plan to exhaust the space, both for V.O.C.’s and particulates. In the old days, a big ol’ box fan in the peak was the be-all end-all. Nowadays you can double your costs just to put in a duster and hoses all over the place. But, if I were to plan a shop space (Fine Woodworking has whole issues devoted to it, and much more online everywhere), I’d start with dust and electrical outlets. A place to sit near the door, both for light and for rumination. Bright light. A bench near the door so you can park your saw or planer near the end and run long stock out the door. Put the big stuff on casters so you can rearrange at will. Then, make one long bench with shelving beneath, and a chopsaw (mitre-box) let into the surface. Hang a cloth inside the apron of the shelves, to keep the dust from entering. I’d use clear shower curtains cut to length, so I could see what is where. It will dust up pretty much, due to static cling, but at least you’ll be able to eyeball your items. Add a metal cabinet for paints and finishes, a stereo, and a special cabinet for the Kentucky bourbon. Keep; at least five or six buckets around for clean-up and seating and you’re good to go! And one more thing: it’s your shop, so forget about standard heights. I’m a little taller than average (6’-2”), so when I built a bench, I made it so that I didn’t have to crane over at the waist. When standing, forearms ten degrees below horizontal should give you a good bench height. Leave toe space under your bench, like in a kitchen.

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#2 posted 09-29-2009 03:34 AM

I don’t have any pictures right now but my Jigs (rigs) are on L brackets on the wall behind my TS and Router table.

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