Gut Shop Reorganization #1: Preliminary ideas
My garage /shop is tiny, weighing in at 10′ × 19-1/2’. Recently I acquired a couple of tools and all of a sudden I’m running completely out of floor space. My goal over the next year is to reorganize the shop so that I have maximum floor space to work on things that the big tools don’t have anything to do with like painting and sanding large things like the interior doors I’m making.
I wasn’t a continuous bench along one long wall that will incorporate my mitre saw, planer and table saw all on the same table surface. However, the space is so narrow that I can’t pay my table saw out to clear the bench. So that means when I need to fully utilize that Biesemeyer 52 inch fence, I need the hence to have a clear, flat surface.
The opposite wall contains the door to the house, shelving storage and sheet good storage. I plan to eventually replace the shelving with cabinets but the basic layout will remain the same for that wall.
The trick is to keep that saw clear because I use the full fence capacity more often than I’d like. I have a basic idea for the planer that involves a flip out table.
I considered putting everything on wheels but my garage floor is pitched a couple of inches over the length. So I finally decided on making everything stationary and on a level line so I have one long level bench. Rolling stuff around would be convenient but next to impossible to level up to the table next to it.
So that’s my goal. I expect this to take a year or more. Well see how it goes. :-)
-- Losing fingers since 1969
- Part 1: Preliminary ideas
- Part 2: Planning layout