Right now in my shop at work, most of the machines are along a wall.
Starting from the corner, there's a mill, then drill press, then lathe. Here's a pic from a couple of years ago, still same general layout.
Now I'm adding another mill and a larger LeBlond Regal lathe to this:
As with every shop, space is limited. To the left of the picture behind the benches is a parts storage area, this is all part of a larger room. I wish I could take over the whole thing, but that is not happening. There is no wall to the left of the benches so I'm hoping I can slided them back a ways, but I'm having a hard time getting a little more room for the new equipment.
I need to stay in this corner of the room, but I think I can "expand" my corner somewhat. Thinking of putting the new lathe where the benches are, and the new mill just to the left of this pic. If the lathe would be where the benches are now, I could take one bench and put it perpedicular on the end of the lathe. Having those benches around there is handy.
Or the new mill where the benches are and the lathe across from the Griz lathe.
Is it normal to put one mill across from the other mill, and one lathe across from the other? Any benefits from doing it one way or the other?