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Shop layout / shop work flow

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How do you have an efficient shop set up?

I need to keep “bay one” open in order to pull a truck in. It’s got airlines and outlets for power.

I want to set up a “station” with a vise, bench grinder, belt sander and work bench near the work bay.

I have pegboard with supplies, a bolt bin and a couple cabinets for other needed shop supplies in the general area.

Tool box and such need to be near the work bay, too

Thoughts?
 

ducdon

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#3
Keep grinder and belt sander away from any other machine tools and tool boxes. Ditto if you do any clean assembly work. Abrasive dust is hard on almost everything.
 
#6
Keep grinder and belt sander away from any other machine tools and tool boxes. Ditto if you do any clean assembly work. Abrasive dust is hard on almost everything.
My shop is an “L” shape. I’d like to try to keep the “dirty” work in the “bay one” straight section of the shop

I’m not sure how you’d keep everything in clean vs dirty areas

Good suggestions, thanks!
 

CalgaryPT

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#8
I loss my commenting privileges on shop layout about the same time I started playing Frogger to manoeuvre around in mine. If I have a big meal that day, I can't get through.

Seriously though, my two cents would be keep PC's away from dusty areas and account for ability to bring in and cut long stock.
 
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I built this welding bench- has two tool boxes and slide out mounts on each end- the top is 1/2" steel plate 36 x 48. The slide out mounts have a vise (yo can see on the end) and a drop down that holds a cut off band saw or the plasma cutter. It all rolls and is very stable. I roll it out in the car bay and the garage shop expands instantly. Works super well when my wife is away at work and I just roll it back before the car goes in.