Every woodworker dreams of designing and building the perfect workshop. Retired engineer Alan DeVilbiss 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. Even the jointer is hooked into the system. This configuration lets DeVilbiss work full-length lumber but takes up minimal floor space.

From Fine Woodworking #181