Jim Bradley's Shop Layout
This is Part One of a possible series on my hobby woodworking shop. Hopefully a couple people will be prevented from some of my stupids and hopefully people can show me how to improve.
The main purpose of this post is to see if I can get a floor plan to work in a "post." I am not a computer person, so I plug along and keep trying to learn. I drive my son, Glenn, out of his gourd with my computer questions.
My shop is in So. Calif. about 5 miles in from the coast. We live in a planned sub-division (or some other statusy sounding name for a tract house). The house was to have a 3-car garage. Since we were the first to purchase and the house was still in the framing mode, we were able to make many changes. One of the changes was to have a wall instead of one of the three garage doors. The total inside dimensions are 24' x 29'6".
The portion of the garage that is mine is 16' x 16' with an 8' x 10' el. When working I can easily expand to the South by leaving a car outside. This space is great for temporary things like cutting 4' x 8' x 2/4" Baltic Birch (a sheet of that weighs almost as much as I do so putting it up on a tablesaw is not an option).
Two cabinets (each 2' x 4' x 73" tall) form a wall which separates my shop from Myrna's area (washer, dryer, freezer, etc.).
The great majority of the time I get a breeze through the shop from West (through a people door) to East (through one or two car doors). The bottom of the rafters is 9'6" above the floor. The Northern 10' goes all of the way up to the roof (about 17' on the West and 10' on the East).
In 2007 I added the "Outhouse." It is outside of the North wall of the shop and was built to house the Dust Collector and Air Compressor and shelves for some miscellaneous storage.
Now let's see if I can get the floorplan in here.
Last edited by Jim C Bradley; 08-20-2010 at 06:04 AM.
First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.