An Island Workshop
A central island for power tools, work surfaces, and dust collection makes the most of this two-car garage shop
Alan DeVilbiss, a retired engineer, put his expertise to work when he came up with the idea for his shop, which is designed around a central island. All of his stationary machines — tablesaw, bandsaw, drill press, router table, planer, and radial-arm saw — are built into the island, where they share infeed and outfeed space and a centralized dust-collection system. This configuration lets DeVilbiss work full-length lumber but only take up minimal floor space.
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