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  • Arcane
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    Originally posted by Peter. View Post
    I'd get 2 or 3 of those 15-drawer Bisley cabinets and line them up under the window, put all your small stuff into drawers that'll clear a lot of the walls and shelves up. Then rip off that white cupboard and the shelving over the lathe and put some decent metal wall cupboards that come out at least as far as the boxing on the ceiling, that'll hold everything else that's on the shelves all around and more. Put a light on the underside of the cupboards for the lathe.
    Agreed! When I bought my place the previous owner had put up 1x6 shelving on the walls of the garage. As soon as I could I bought several steel wall mount cabinets which freed up a tremendous amount of wall space which allowed me to install a few 6' tall shelving units. A 2' deep one of those with several shelves holds a huge amount of material.

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  • old mart
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    The folding handle that I saw had a full disc to grip if required, it was probably on eBay.

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  • AD5MB
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    I have seen folding handles about the same size as your mill Y axis one, but cannot remember where.
    Probably Essentra, formerly known as Reid Tools. There motto could be "if Grainger doesn't have it, we do"

    http://www.essentracomponents.com/en...k&beginIndex=0

    http://www.essentracomponents.com/en...-crank-handles

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  • brian Rupnow
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    I like to have the window for natural light. There is space above the window which I may someday utilize, but I can't reach up there without a step stool or short ladder. I'm still okay room-wise. My stock of material which is standing on end in front of the window is going to get relocated to somewhere else. I did have it at the far end of the lathe but it's getting too congested in there.

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  • 3 Phase Lightbulb
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    That looks like a great setup Brian. When I setup my shop, I had some windows that I was originally hesitant to "block" by putting shelving or something directly in front of the window rendering it useless, but once you don't see the window anymore, you forget it was even there Of course if you rely on natural light from a window or just want natural light then it's harder to justify blocking the window but I think you still have lots of area to add more storage. You could add lots of shelving in front of that window, or lots of removable poly storage bins, or a nice big peg board for hanging lots of items, or a combination of many things. Try blacking out the window for a little while and see if you still have enough working light and pretend you just got a ton more storage and organization where the window used to be.

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  • old mart
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    I have seen folding handles about the same size as your mill Y axis one, but cannot remember where.

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  • brian Rupnow
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    It is admittedly cozy. I find that there is ample room to do what I need, as long as I don't dance. And I hate it when I'm working on my lathe, back up to admire my work, and goose myself on the mill table handle.
    Last edited by brian Rupnow; 04-01-2018, 09:24 AM.

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  • AD5MB
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    Wow- and I feel my 28 X 48 shop is too small... but then, I have all of that walking to do.
    If I had 28 X 48 my motorcycles would live indoors, my table saw would live indoors, and I would have to fend off freeloaders who want just this little bit of space right here...

    16 X 13. What you got is what you get.

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  • MushCreek
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    Wow- and I feel my 28 X 48 shop is too small... but then, I have all of that walking to do.

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  • Peter.
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    I'd get 2 or 3 of those 15-drawer Bisley cabinets and line them up under the window, put all your small stuff into drawers that'll clear a lot of the walls and shelves up. Then rip off that white cupboard and the shelving over the lathe and put some decent metal wall cupboards that come out at least as far as the boxing on the ceiling, that'll hold everything else that's on the shelves all around and more. Put a light on the underside of the cupboards for the lathe.

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  • 754
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    Brian , you are about 60 percent full..

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  • Illinoyance
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    There is still a little wall space for shelves. You have a big board with some T shaped tools, maybe allen wrenches. Find a more compact way of storing them and you can open up a little more wall space for shelves.

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  • J Tiers
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    Originally posted by Mcgyver View Post
    three......but he has way more empty space lol. Its almost at the point of having to decide if I want to face left or right before I enter, if I want another tool its diet time.

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    hey, when you have big tools, you need the space to get big work into the shop..... and to allow full movement of the mill tables.....

    You are right about the pivot and reach deal, I have that now, and if I change to any of the new layouts that seem to make sense, I will lose that. I need a new layout, I have to fit another lathe with a big base into the space that now has only the tools etc listed above in it.

    Brian:

    You need to use your Solidworks skills... Alibre is helpful for me.... I actually did the entire basement in a model, including the main shop, annex, plus electronics, woodshop and grinding shop. This is the latest version of the main plus annex in its revised form (same space, wall moved). But this is going to need work..... I forgot the overhead trolley from the door area to the bench, which means the tall red rollaround has to be elsewhere, maybe the drill press as well

    Last edited by J Tiers; 03-31-2018, 10:25 PM.

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  • Mcgyver
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    Originally posted by J Tiers View Post
    Just one of your big mills takes up the space of Brian's shop (or maybe my main area). IIRC you have two of them??
    three......but he has way more empty space lol. Its almost at the point of having to decide if I want to face left or right before I enter, if I want another tool its diet time.

    I do like that layout Brian, it would sure be efficient, everything within a pivot and reach
    Last edited by Mcgyver; 03-31-2018, 10:20 PM.

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  • J Tiers
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    Just one of your big mills takes up the space of Brian's shop (or maybe my main area). IIRC you have two of them??

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