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post #1 of 9 Old 04-03-2016, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Just thought I'd show you some pics of my new creation, I can't take credit for the idea I saw it online and thought what a brilliant bit of space saving. If I was to put these tools side by side they would probably take up at least 10' but like this, when somethings not in use I can just spin it out the way. I used skateboard bearings in the centre and around the edges (justification for not throwing my skateboard away all those years ago) so it spins effortlessly. Does anyone else have any ingenious space saving ideas they can pass on, as space is at a premium in my new workshop.
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P.S this is the first time I've attached photos so if it hasn't worked appologies.
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post #2 of 9 Old 04-03-2016, 02:27 PM
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I think it's a great idea. I probably had more room than you so what I did was make cabinets on wheels with the power tools on top. All 4 wheels were swivel type so I could turn the table to use the tool I needed.
Yours is still a great idea.

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Good use of what you have..Like it.
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Thanks, I'd like to have cabinets on wheels myself but because I've extended an existing shed which already had 2 different floor levels, there's an annoying step right down the middle of my workshop. I'll get round to concreting it at some point, need to save some more money I've spent it all on what I've done so far. I may do some sort of wheeled cabinet for my mitre saw with foldaway extension arms, I'll keep you posted.
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Great idea and flip top tool stands are another great space saving idea IMO.

https://www.google.com/search?q=flip...iw=320&bih=460

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I have used chair swivels to do the same thing. I saw some swiveling chairs in the dump and thought, hmmm...
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Very clever way to conserve space, I like it!

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Looks good to me.

In a general sense,abrasive grinding of either,metal OR wood....doesn't play nice with precision surfaces.With metal it's the obvious dust,wood...and its the airborne "grit" from the belt

Water traps,sand traps catch metal dust,but even there,study up on aluminum dust.Not only respiratory but it's reaction with any ferrous dust.

Certain woods have abrasive qualities,but they don't really compare with the grit.Sanders require some serious dust management in this respect.
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Damn, and I just started liking grits.

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