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Old 01-13-2018, 03:14 PM
keithrhyde keithrhyde is offline
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You will never have enough tables in a wood shop. I have one old wooden kitchen table and an adjustable height bench like Jim's along with several smaller fold up tables and I still end up putting things on my table saw, planer, jointer etc. You can never have enough although the fold up tables are handy since I can put against the wall when not in use. They are heavy duty and you can find them on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Keter-Folding...ds=work+tables.


My solution is that everything I have in my shop is on wheels to include my Stinger although I have not had to move it. But I regularly move my planer and jointer to accommodate longer pieces, table saw, drill press, drum sander etc. all mobile. My two large tables have wheels. To accommodate all the mobility I have 20ft 220V extension cords which come down from the ceiling so I am not hampered. For me mobility is the key in a small shop.
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:32 PM
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Yea, I have temporary work surfaces, too. I recently acquire a couple of the "centipede" fold-up supports and have pseudo-torsion box surfaces (inelegantly built :) ) to put on them for incidental assembly and (mostly) support for finishing processes...that's in addition to all the places I could stick stuff previously. :)

The nature of most of my stationary tools doesn't lend to mobility, but I absolutely agree that small shops benefit from that greatly and it's a frequent recommendation of mine at SMC.
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:17 PM
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I put cardboard on the 4 x 8 out feed table for my table saw and the cnc when I'm spraying contact cement. That leaves my other 4 x8 work bench free to route the laminate and keep the little particles away from the open glue. Can't have too many work surfaces.
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:21 PM
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As usual, everyone is an "enabler" and it's going to cost me money. LOL

Seriously, I think I may have worked out how to support the SR-44 in my space without negatively impacting my space utilization for non-CNC work. I have to fiddle with that idea for a few more days, but after I have a conversation with my accountant later in the week, I'll be able to make a final decision.
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:35 PM
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Yup...I think that's going to work, particularly if I make my bench mobile again so I can get it out of the way for finishing processes.

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Old 01-18-2018, 09:58 PM
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I love it when a plan comes together! Cant wait to see the real thing sitting there.
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Old 01-18-2018, 10:03 PM
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I love it when a plan comes together! Cant wait to see the real thing sitting there.
Me, too, Joe. Pretty exciting. Having spent most of my 38 years in the full time workforce in IT and Telecom, I'm really finding it interesting to have the opportunity to bring some of that tech into my shop. I've also assigned my younger daughter to the "marketing planning team" since she's taking Marketing in school this semester at PSU and a real life experience at home can't hurt. :) (It might hurt me, however...she may kick me or something)
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