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TDominy

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01-11-2020 10:47 PM

We have moved from Florida to Chesapeake VA.
I will have a new 24’ x 24’ shop and like a lot of other people here thinking about the layout.
I think i have most of it determined, but I always get stumped about what is the best use of the corners.
I am thinking the dust collector in one corner, but what about the other 3?
Any thoughts?

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.


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ibewjon

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#1 posted 01-11-2020 11:04 PM

Clamp racks and vertical air compressors fit well in corners.

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#2 posted 01-12-2020 02:02 PM



Clamp racks and vertical air compressors fit well in corners.

- ibewjon

Thanks, I am going to put the air compressor up in the rafters. Putting the clamps in the corner is something I will look into.

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.

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#3 posted 01-12-2020 02:10 PM

I keep lumber standing in the front corners by the garage doors. It’s dead space otherwise.

I have my air compressor in the corner by the water heater and the fourth corner is the entryway to the house.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#4 posted 01-12-2020 02:59 PM

With that compressor being out of sight in the rafters, don’t forget to drain the condensation from the tank regularly.

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TDominy

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#5 posted 01-12-2020 03:09 PM



With that compressor being out of sight in the rafters, don t forget to drain the condensation from the tank regularly.

- ibewjon

Yes, it is a forgotten thing even when it is on the floor. I am thinking about running a copper line down to the air hose reel. Thinking / hoping I will drain it more often that way.

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.

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Blindhog

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#6 posted 01-12-2020 03:13 PM

Put all major machines on casters so you can relocate as needed for various projects. The availability of quality casters makes this fairly easy.
Run any air/dust collection lines in the ceiling.
Good luck with your new shop! Building out the space is almost as much fun as the projects you will construct after completion.

-- Don't let perfection get in the way of plenty good enough

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Fred Hargis

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#7 posted 01-12-2020 06:20 PM

In mine, the OH door is close to one corner making it unusable for almost anything except maybe lumber as mentioned above. My door is only about 18” from the adjacent wall, so you won’t get much in there. One other corner has the entry door next to it, and it’s almost as bad as the OH door. So that only leaves 2, and the DC is in one. I like the idea of putting my drill press in a corner facing out catywampus, but every once in a while i do need extra space on either side of it.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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Walker

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#8 posted 01-13-2020 05:29 AM

beer fridge?

Shelving/drawers for loose tools, jigs, finishing products, or scraps and cutoffs. I have a hard time throwing away hardwood scraps, even the small ones. I have bins of it all over my little basement shop.

-- ~Walker

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Craftsman on the lake

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#9 posted 02-24-2020 04:07 AM

I have a 24×24 shop too. Dust collector in one corner. But, it’s only good for that half of the room. So, all my most used power tools, and things that make chips end up in that side. Planer, jointer, router table, etc.

The other corners… well they’re just the end of the walls. No special plans needed for them. The tools go there.

Another thing I did long ago was to put EVERYTHING on wheels. I ordered a big box of them from Harbor freight. with locks and lifted everything on them. That way if your bandsaw is in a corner say, just pull it out to be able to use is in the open, then push it back….24’x24’ isn’t small but over time it can get pretty crowded. Also, 3” minimum on the wheels. Otherwise any little chip of wood will act as a wheel chock.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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therealSteveN

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#10 posted 02-24-2020 06:05 AM

Whatever you do keep whatever work flow you practice in mind. Not doing that you may saw a board on a TS, then have to walk 24 feet to the Jointer. I look at work flow and not corners, middles etc etc.

24×24 isn’t that big, unless you have to walk it 100 times a day when you are in the shop.

-- Think safe, be safe

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TDominy

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#11 posted 02-24-2020 12:40 PM

Thanks for the ideas. I have been a user of casters for most everything.

This is timely as I am in the layout of the outlets now which will dictate tool placement for some time. I know more is better, it is the 220 outlets that I am most concerned about. I only put one outlet per breaker for 220 and currently have 5 tools that require 220 and want to add AC for summer, and do not know if it will be 220 or not. Fills the panel quickly.

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.

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#12 posted 02-25-2020 05:01 PM

Rest room? Deep sink? Desk and computer? Media center? Fridge? Heater and/orAC?

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