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Wood Shop Layout Tips // Free Digital Template // Universal Tips for Large or Small Shops! // EP65

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Plan your “ideal” shop layout before building with the scale templates! These universal tips apply to both large and small shops!
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In all my videos it’s my goal to help you Maximize Your Shop! In this video I give 9x universal tips to help you improve your workflow and maximize your usable shop space for both small and large shops
This is a summary of the tips:
1. Mobility is key.
2. Keep material storage close to where they will enter the shop whenever possible.
3. Place machines used to break down and mill close to material storage (miter saw, track saw, and milling machines)
4. Group by function/process (Milling / Shaping) (Fine cut / Sanding)
5. Align work flows so that they are parallel
6. Align “dead-space”, non usable parts of machines (drill press column, sides of planer/jointer, rear of miter saw, etc.)
7. Keep assembly tables & areas central.
8. Storage is an essential part of woodworking, The better organized you are, the easier it is to return tools to their “homes” when a project is over.
9. Remember to “think 3-D”. Each machine has a different ideal working height.
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  1. So glad I found your channel. Subscribed and hit that bell! I have 150 feet of usable space so my tiny shop presents some challenges and it's very obvious that you "get it".

  2. Hi Chris, these plans look awesome but they unfortunately dont work with the Google version of PowerPoint which is free, I don't have any Microsoft programs. But i'm not complaining, I appreciate that you did the work, I can still print them off which is great! Cheers mate and G'Day from Australia!

  3. I really like the concept of your layout template. I'm moving into a new shop in the next few months and this will be very helpful. I can't seem to get the .pptx file though. Only the .pdf. Am I just missing it?

  4. Chris, I've got a work bench that I built, that is very very similar to yours but i've really been struggling about where to put my table top planer. This video solved the problem for me. When I saw how you've situated your jointer, the light went on. I'm going to place it on drawer guides so that it can simply pull out when I need it, and then slide back underneath when I don't. Thanks so much!!

  5. Good tips. Even though you garage is bigger than my basement shop, the tips can be applied to any situation.

  6. Believe me, that isn't a relatively small space. That's a nice spacious work area.

    Try working in my garage! I have about 12 feet by 7 feet at the most……and much of that is taken up with storage racking for normal household goods?

    I did giggle about put the machine near to where you store it……I only have to turn round, in fact, I have to move materials to get out tools.

    Nice video though. And I am very jealous of your space.


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