Since moving three months ago, I have settled nicely into the new shop that is a one-car garage.
Here are some panoramic pictures to give you a feel for the space. Click to view full-size.
All the machines are more or less permanently positioned, and the overhead door is not used (it was last opened to move in the machinery).
Most of my work is done in the triangle between my sliding table saw, drill press, and workbench. That area is the most well-lit, with light provided by two fluorescent light fixtures which, combined, have five of eight bulbs installed. If I need an assembly table, I set up a pair of saw horses and a table top as seen here.
The dust collector usually lives in the corner behind the table saw, and a flexible hose is run between the table saw, bandsaw, jointer and planer as required. A switch to the left of the bandsaw turns on the dust collector.
My routers, along with their bits and accessories, are stored in a rolling cabinet next to my drill press, and frequently used drill bits reside on top.
Most other tools are stored in the drawers under my split top workbench (the other bench slab is standing up on end in the north-east corner).
Rarely used equipment, such as my bench grinder, is kept on a rolling cart under the table saw. This area can accommodate 8′ long material, and may become a wood storage location in the future.
Currently, I have the area behind the doors at the north end of the shop dedicated for wood storage, as well as the adjacent north-east corner, which accommodates long narrow material. The three doors open into a single space.
And, yes, I reclaimed my shop stool.
8 thoughts on “Welcome to the New Shop”
Shop sweet shop!
Any overhead air filtration system planned?
No overhead air filtration planned. I had a unit in my last shop, but hardly ever used it. Need one?
Thanks. I already have one, which I seldom turn on either.
Nice at least you don’t waste steps!
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CW: So now we know for certain that the designer’s eye bespeaks an orderly mind.
We’ll have to see what happens when I undertake the first large scale project…
Thanks for sharing you shop setup! It looks as if you have made efficient use of a fairly tight space. Personally, I think the cabinets at the north end would be very useful for your wood or other supplies, as the open design lets them be versatile for whatever you need. That’s definitely a plus to be considered the next time something like this comes up for me. Looks like you may have been busy already in the new shop as well.