Order the Onefinity: check!
Know where to put it: … uhhh…?
My current workshop is tiny (perhaps 10 sqm), so I spend just about as much time playing Tetris with 2x4s as actually operating my tools. Throw in a Onefinity Woodworker with a footprint of about 1.8 sqm, and things are starting to become interesting. But even if I had a large shed, I’d still wish to keep my work stations compact.
So now I’m thinking about how to make the most efficient use of my workspace, without compromising comfortable usage of tools. My current idea:
A kitchen island - CNC workshop style
Dimensions: about 140x140cm floor surface, and roughly 100 cm high.
The table top can function as a regular work bench, thus hold machinery such as mitre saw, drill press, etc while still plenty of space remains for manual tasks such as sanding, deburring, drawing, assembly, you name it.
Underneath the top, there’s a second level, on which the Onefinity would be mounted. The underside of the tabletop can be covered in sound-absorbing foam. The sides of the enclosure can have doors with plexiglass. Both the foam and the doors should reduce the noise. The glass doors allow one to see the machine, but keeping the dust/chipping at bay. When kneeling in front of the table, the machine should be easy enough to reach, maintain, replace spill boards, clamp in your work piece, and so on.
The remaining space between the Onefinity and the floor could be used for storage, e.g.
drawers with bits, tools, clamps, and perhaps even a dust extraction system.
The solid cube shape should provide plenty of rigidity - perhaps more so than a table.
Once my PC returns from the repair shop, I’ll be able to make a 3D model. But more importantly, I would immensely appreciate your feedback, tips, tricks… Any and all input is welcome.