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Rockler has free plans for a double-compartment cabinet that sounds as if it may be what you're looking for http://go.rockler.com/tech/RTD10000792AA.pdf, but I have seen similar arrangements elsewhere.
Thanks. I was thinking of something a little different that had a third section that housed a high capacity squirrel cage blower. At present I have a hair dryer type blower 1 & 2 hp in different areas, with 30 gallon fiber drums. The one in the garage is the 2 hp, but has a bag, which really restricts airflow. The garage unit works with a jointer and planer, so it handles a lot of fluffy stuff.
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I empathise! After moving to the US from the UK, I have similar issues working in a two-car garage which did, fortunately, already have a fixed bench installed but all the wall-space is allocated and I'm constantly striving to become tidier.

As for wood-scraps, try using a trash-can (dustbin as we'd know in the UK) and tip all bits in there and then periodically, sort through and burn in the fireplace everything untreated!
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[QUOTE=PapaTango;891842]I empathise! I have similar issues working in a two-car garage which did, fortunately, already have a fixed bench installed but all the wall-space is allocated and I'm constantly striving to become tidier.

Sounds like a twin my workshop.
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Very well organized!
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Since this was posted, I have purchased and installed two Harbor Freight 2hp dust collection units, one in each shop area, and both have chip collectors as well. The shop unit has a Wynn 1 micron folded filter, the one in the garage still has a bag, but will eventually get a Wynn drum filter as well.

Despite all my home-made efforts, the HF units out perform everything I've tried, and on sale with a coupon, they cost less than I've spent trying to save money. There are other strings on this topic with more detail. I wish I'd gone with the HF units in the first place.

The more I do, the less I accomplish.
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I know where (almost) everything is in my shop. Does this mean that my shop is organized? To me, it does, but to my wife it isn't. I don't let her go there any more.

About 10 years ago I was doing some cabinet modifications in her kitchen that she wanted and decided to reorganize a few things. When she came home she got fighting mad with me. I kept trying to explain why I had done it, but she wouldn't accept any of my efforts. I finally gave up and put everything back where she had it, but she continued chewing on me for the rest of the week. So now I leave her kitchen alone, and she had better not try to reorganize my shop, even though she considers it a disorganized disaster.

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