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Changed my shop layout


Lex Luthier
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I have re-arranged the layout of my shop in anticipation of some new machinery I will by for my birthday. Here's how it looked before:

Sander and drillpress on workbench.

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Lathe and tool cabinet, which I actually didn't move at all.

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Here is it so far:

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I have moved my new floor model drillpress into the corner.

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I have cut down the size of the workbench, moved the sander and vise, and put my tool box on it. I also sorted a bunch of the tools that were in the tool box onto the rack, and hung my sanders.

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This space is where THIS and THIS will go.

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Here is the floor plan I drew up.

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With the edge $ander...I am guessing that you weren't able to get the results you wanted with just a drum sander on your drill press, right?

Nice shop!

I tried that once, just didn't work very well. I've also tried flipping my bench top beltsander on it's side, that worked good, but was a bitch to setup that way. I also use body templates and a flush trim router bit to cut out most of the bodies which eliminates most of that sanding.

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My workbench takes up an entire wall of my garage.

Leftover Doors (Solid Oak blanks) from a remodeling project we did a couple of years worked as a perfect bench. We also removed a bunch of old cabinets and drawers from our kitchen, and everythign ended up in the garage.

The doors are about 2.5"x5'x8' a piece, and theres two of them. All laid out and bolted on top of these drawers, the thing is massive (about 45 square feet of workspace).

I'll try to get a picture up tomorrow with the digi camera.

-the M of MKG

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