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If you could have the perfect workshop, what would it look like?

How big would it be?

What tools and equipment would you like in it?

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enough room to maneuver, 230 out of the walls, and a big screen tv. Atleast these are the 3 things I wish I had but dont.
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More room than I currently have. That's strange because I currently have about 1,000 square feet. Yep, it's a 3 car garage and I can't even fit one of my vehicles in it. Also, I'm not finished building it yet. I still have lots of electrical outlets to run and have to finish building the wood rack so that I have a place to put all the wood.

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Unless you are a wealthy hobbyist, size and price of equipment are dependent on volume of work.
I love sliding saws, but they aren't cheap.
Work flow dynamics in any size shop is a big factor to me.
Ideally an overhead door for raw materials with racks.
Then parts prep area, planer, molder, shaper, sanding, etc.,
Then assembly tables and tools area.
Then finishing area at other end with dust barrier and exit overhead door for finished product.
Entire shop with compressed air fittings and 100-220V outlets every 20 or so feet, good ventilation, high ceilings, I could go on and on.

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Of course I would love the best equipment that money could buy but my ideal workshop would NEVER create dust so would never need cleaning.

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If you could have the perfect workshop, what would it look like?

How big would it be?

What tools and equipment would you like in it?
Just view a rerun of the New Yankee Workshop. You will see it in action.

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I'm going to say Charles Neil's shop...




Wouldn't mind his talent either...
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1,500 to 2,000 sq. ft., climate controlled with in floor radiant heat (yes, I'm in north Louisiana but it gets cold here, too, and I like the idea of a warm floor in the winter), 10-12 foot ceiling, loft office, plenty of power, finishing room, vacuum veneer press, compressor room, piped air throughout, tons of light with one master switch and zones galore for controlling which lights are on/off, room for lumber storage, good DC system and air filtration, small metal working area with lathe, surface grinder, milling machine, metal bandsaw, welder.

You know, just your average shop...

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I want to downsize my shop and make mine similar to the one below, with a little better storage for my wood planes.
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Ideally, I'd like a 30x40 with either a 3 or 5 hp, 220v, 3phase table saw in the middle with outfeed tables.

I'd also like to have room for a Delta Multiplex 40 RAS.

Right now, I have an 11x20 garage with several stationary and portable power tools. I have maximized the efficiency of it but still have to move things around to work.

I'd also like to have a separate area for wood storage as I have a lot of wood between the garage and the carport.

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