Attached is the general layout...
What is not there on that is that there is a commercial sunbed, my oxy/acetelene torches, a commercial MIG welder, many tool buckets, wood stock, etc., etc.
Even though that sliding table saw's fence extends out the wall in the drawing, mine doesn't. But other than that, it is fairly accurate for the rest of it. To get around the saw with the outrigger on, I have to slide the table to where the tool cabinets are to get around that outrigger table. If I do sheets crosswise, I have to move the saw away from the wall and make sure I don't have anything on top the tool cabinets. To move something through the garage and get around the saw, I have to remove the outrigger table and latch the swing arm to the saw.
Like Mike (from Detroit), I have to constantly move stuff around to make room to work.
Sharon is thinking we need more floor to ceiling cabinets to move my tools out of tool buckets and just pack up the tool buckets when I go out on work. (Good idea and needed.) She is thinking that we also need another utility shed, close enough and with a sturdy enough floor, to move the welders and sunbed to... (also needed)
My other welding machines are in the big utilty shed... and I move them down when I need to use them.
But I'm thinking instead of another utility shed... of an enclosed carport... extending out the garage about 20 feet... To work now, for some things, I'm working out in the driveway anyways. Or support the side wall of the garage with beams and blowout/move the side wall out. Even only 5' out would add a lot there. Going that way would give more room to work with that saw and to be able to get around it. 8-10" would be ideal... But I don't have the property standoff to go out that far that way... and then I might need permits going that way here. Calling it a carport ad not attaching permanently to the garage might be simpler in that respect.
With so much "stuff", and so little space and the constant movement of things just to be able to work... it's continual work in just doing that and in trying to stay organized. I'm expending a lot of time there, which I could be spending working.
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Last edited by MAFoElffen; 07-28-2013 at 04:24 PM.