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Forum topic by Hashtagcarpenter posted 05-13-2019 07:21 PM 807 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-13-2019 07:21 PM

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My first draft of the new workshop… Decided to lose the pool table as I want as much room as possible for tools and machines ???? This is currently what I have planned to add initially…also want to add a bench mounted disc sander and would love a drum sander in the future…

Anyone out there with any thoughts or tips on setting a workshop up from scratch are welcome to come forward ?? Garage extension should be watertight within 2 weeks ??

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#1 posted 05-13-2019 07:46 PM

That’ll work as long as the band saw can slide out. I’d try to put the jointer next to the table saw.

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#2 posted 05-13-2019 07:51 PM

Congrats on a nice looking shop. Not enough detail that I can read to get very detailed but first off if that is a wall to the left of the bandsaw, I would move the bandsaw to the center of that wall to increase your infeed distance, vital if your going to do any resawing or large work. Can’t see where your doors and windows are which may affect the layout you have planned. Can’t see a DC but that box outside is marked extractor I think, if that is your dust collector, you will need a method of supplying fresh supply air to the shop. A negative pressure damper works well but it will affect your heating bill. I am sure you will get many suggestions for an internal unit. Don’t see a DC piping layout either, there are many ways to go here to but limiting the number of elbows in your layout and short hose connections from your hard pipe layout will increase your DC efficiency.

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#3 posted 05-13-2019 09:25 PM

Hoping this image gives an idea of the layout…there is a third garage door to the left..but the pillar to the left of the garage door on the left of the picture lines up pretty well with the line next to the jointer in the original picture. It’s about 35sqm in all.

The line next to the jointer is what I’m thinking may be a curtain eventually as everything to the left of that is my gym. The table saw I plan to be mobile in that space between everything else to serve as a mobile work station that can serve as in/outfeed for the jointer and bandsaw as well as making a large work surface in conjunction with the work bench for larger builds…

All very new to me but keen to get this all right from the start…do it once and do it right!!

I planned to encase the extractor (2hp cyclone) in its own outbuilding and then run DC pipework along the walls to equipment as my first job!

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