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Work station question
Posted by: John Duncan (---.lightspeed.jcvlfl.sbcglobal.net)
Date: November 20, 2019 05:50AM

Moving to new digs
Limited workspace
What would be ideal width vs length to set up ?
I have at least 10 feet in length , thinking 18 inches width would work

Thanks
J d

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Re: Work station question
Posted by: Mark Hahn (---.26.29.71.dynamic.ip.windstream.net)
Date: November 20, 2019 09:40AM

I like my necessary tools and supplies in front of me while I'm working. 18" would not afford me the ability to work in this configuration. 24" is more "user friendly" in my situation. That being said, 18" is workable, but it limits options.

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Re: Work station question
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: November 20, 2019 11:10AM

The ideal space is 30 feet by 20 feet. Plenty of room to spread out.

If you are going to stand up, then, I suspect that you could work in a space that is 10 feet by 3 feet. If you are going to sit, then I think that you need at least 5 feet of space to move a chair around.

I do know that when I am wrapping, I want the rod to be virtually on the front edge of the rod building bench. This requires 10 inches for the wrapper and a touch of space behind it. 15 inches would work better, but as the first post suggested, 24 inches is an ideal minimum space.

Best wishes

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Re: Work station question
Posted by: larry basilio (---.phlapa.fios.verizon.net)
Date: November 20, 2019 05:58PM

I agree with roger , the bigger the better.

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Re: Work station question
Posted by: John Duncan (---.lightspeed.jcvlfl.sbcglobal.net)
Date: November 21, 2019 03:20AM

Thank you , all good information
John d

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Re: Work station question
Posted by: John Cates (---.austin.res.rr.com)
Date: November 21, 2019 10:34AM

When planning a shop or work space it is always good to keep in mind one key principle, you can't build them big enough.

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Re: Work station question
Posted by: Ken Brown 2 (---.229.194.3.res-cmts.sm.ptd.net)
Date: November 21, 2019 10:42AM

I have limited space so I got a workbench from Home Depot. It is fully assembled and has a shelf underneath. Its roughly 8' long and about 3' deep. I would love to have something at least double the size if I had more space to put it. It functions fine with my hand wrapper. It is too small to use for a power wrapper.

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Re: Work station question
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: November 21, 2019 11:10AM

Ken,
Your statement surprises me.
Why is a work bench that is 8 feet long and 3 feet deep too small for a power wrapper.

My power wrapper bed is 4 inches wide, and I use another 10 inches behind it for thread and tools etc. As I posted earlier, a 15 inch wide bench will work fine for a power wrapper, but a 24 inch deep bench is more spacious.

Having said that - when I am doing grip turning and or cork reaming, I do that work out in a separate building where I have several work benches to let me spread out.

As John and others have said - it is nice to have room to spread out.

Over the years, during my working career, I have taken quite a few time and motion work shops.

The one point that is stressed in these work shops is that for an efficient work flow, you want to handle your work as few times as possible. i.e. you want the work to come in one side of the shop - so to speak, be worked on, and then shipped out of the other side of the shop without getting in the way of other incoming or outgoing work.

Essentially the same principle as Henry Ford preached and practiced in his assembly line for his automobile production. Raw materials in one end of the factory and finished cars out the other side of the factory.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/21/2019 06:25PM by roger wilson.

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Re: Work station question
Posted by: Ken Brown 2 (---.229.194.3.res-cmts.sm.ptd.net)
Date: November 21, 2019 01:44PM

Roger...I think you misread, it is big enough for my hand wrapper. I have a lot of stuff on the bench so it is crowded that way but functions just fine.

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Re: Work station question
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: November 21, 2019 08:55PM

Double post, see below.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/21/2019 09:00PM by Spencer Phipps.

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Re: Work station question
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: November 21, 2019 08:58PM

Like kitchen and other cabinets, go to de?ep and you have to over-reach, and work harder. For me 24 inches would be max.,less if seating I think, and reaching over your wrapper. Mine table top is old bifold doors joined together to make one full length top, they are a bit to wide at, I believe, 24 inches with me seating.

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