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  1. #91
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    Yea, I understand. I'm seriously contemplating a small change in my own shop that while taking up a little more space, it will allow me to better use the CNC for a particular type of project that I'm going to be working on...hopefully with some frequency.
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    Little update to this post. The shuffle is still going on. I move slow. As many have seen over the past few months I somewhat fell into a heck of a deal on a Felder KF500 Pro, and then a trade deal on a very nice Minimax MM16. Well, thatís almost where the story ends except Iíve been working to once again change dust collection and power to fit. So, today was a big win as after being on the road all week for work I came home to get a new 20 amp 240v circuit installed to dedicate and isolate my Oneida dust collector, and then added a 30 amp 240v circuit to my sub-panel for the minimax. This gives me capacity for everything I have now, including the new bandsaw, and frees a circuit to run a 240v power feeder for my shaper once I get one.

    Has as been a heck of an upgrade year and I hope to have everything situated by the end of this week so I can get back to work. Will require some new learning curve but I think my shop is moving to a new level.

    Almost every facet of my shop has been upgraded this past year. Just wanted to share my excitement.
    Last edited by Greg Parrish; 02-09-2019 at 5:16 PM.

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    Great Shop Greg, and exciting year of upgrades
    ...But, I'm not sure you have any room for that large shoulder plane I sent you today.....
    enjoy..

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    Thanks Bill. Forgot to reply to your post above.


    Dont laugh but but this is still going on thanks to my snail like pace, and some major equipment changes over last few months. The bandsaw prompted some electrical due to 30amp needs, and the slider saw needed space. So, once again I shuffled the layout to what I think will be a workable plan allowing space for everything I have and leaving room for a proper workbench soon too.

    Center saw setup underway with room for full slider movement (81” slide) and full sheet plywood width wise.
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    Have a bunch of items on order to move this forward including 4 more Lee valley 6” blast gates, a power feeder bracket and power feeder, etc. I’m going to have to compact my two wood racks into one and that will allow me to space out the lathe and jointer/planer as well.

    Anyway, still moving forward and hope to have a finished setup to share in more detail soon. Then it will be time to focus on a workbench.
    Last edited by Greg Parrish; 02-25-2019 at 11:59 AM.

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    Close to the same size as my shop. I have more windows so wall space is a premium.

    I vote to get rid of the miter and use a cordless circ instead to rough cut longer pieces.

    I would get a shorter tablesaw fence. Previous had a 26" fence and it did everything. The slider... it might depend on whether you leave the outrigger on or not.

    My shop orients in 'lanes' all facing the door. When planning something longer, or making longer cuts on the TS or bandsaw, it means lifting the door. This is by design and anything under 6ft clears. Otherwise... every little space counts. I have seen clamp racks overhead mounted (laying horizontally on pipes hung from the ceiling).

    Oops, just saw your latest post with the upgrades. Fantastic!
    Last edited by Carl Beckett; 02-25-2019 at 3:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Beckett View Post
    Oops, just saw your latest post with the upgrades. Fantastic!
    thanks Carl. I’m probably only humoring myself by posting the progress updates, and equipment changes certainly derailed the progress I had made through end of last year. However, once I get this all worked out again, the new shop and equipment should be a nice improvement.

    Regarding the direction, I used to have everything oriented towards the big door and honestly with the AC running I never opened it and rarely cut anything over 8’. Trying to recognize that with the new layout. Given only 440 sq ft I’m sure this won’t be the final adjustment required as my shop, projects and future interests evolve.

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    Finally figured out how to adapt my over blade dust collection 3” hose in a way that I can quickly disconnect to swing it all out of the way. It’s not ideal but will work just fine in my hobby setting and any stuck items can be easily cleared. Moving slow as molasses but every step forward is a good one.

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    Next up is to finish the drop that serves the table saw cabinet and drill press collection, then I’m ready to get dust collection back operating until I can get the lathe and J/P positions finalized. Today’s task though other than the saw dust collection is to grab some brackets to store all the slider components when they are not in use.

    Still planning to try to compact the two wood racks down to one, and planning to build a workbench now that I think I’ve decided on a modified Nicholson style bench (I think).

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    Red face

    FINALLY

    Iím almost embarrassed to tell that I went through one more shuffle to make room for our golf cart to fit in the garage also. So, after roughly one year of changes and shuffles I finally have the shop back together. I have one more item in-bound which is an Armour Tool bench to use for my clamping table, sanding table, tracksaw table, sharpening table and general rolling table as needed. Iím still working on my on-wall tool storage racks but have made a lot of progress and am finally back to making some things.

    It took a year year due to other demands on my time but Iím very glad I went through this process as I shed a bunch of items that were not needed and upgraded some equipment along the way. Looking forward to the coming years working with my new layout. Of course I can back the golf cart out to utilize more space and to use my full sliding saw capability. Mind you the right side of my slider is cut down to 32Ē but the left side gets full reach with the golf cart out.

    Please go easy on me with the critiques but of course I do welcome input.

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    It's a nice thing when the plan finally comes together!
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