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I have lived here for 25 years and only about 4 years ago did I start building the mancave/bathroom, it used to all be open with a high ceiling and I had a long workbench along the back wall for my computer shop.  I finally started piecing it together and now I have it.  I am getting closer to retirement and "now" the wife wants to move in a few years.  Go figure!  Hope someone will like it when we sell since it can actually be an apartment (I think they refer to it as a mother-in-law apartment?  LOL...

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Building it, I will need to have it on wheels and maybe easy to disassemble, be my luck she will want an apartment :-(

I have also seen a smaller flip top (maybe 36 or 48 inches wide)  Not sold on the flip top idea yet.

Hoping by asking for ideas I get one or a few that will work for me.

Nothing worse than building something and then not being happy or satisfied with it... :D

 

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I am not a fan of flip tops.  Mostly because inevitably I will need both tools to go back and forth to during a build.  Kinda frustrating especially if set up takes some time.  Here are some of my work arounds, pictures explain better sometimes.  These may not work for you, or you may see a way to expand on them to work for you.  The idea here being take a look at one persons method.  :)  You can go as fancy with the finished project as you like.  

 

This is a router cabinet inserted as a drawer.  Designed for round overs on smaller work it allows you to leave a bit in place at whatever height you wish.  It has above the table bit change ability. To store disconnect DC and close the drawer.

 

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This you can modify anyway you like.  It is two contractor saws, one set for regular cutting the other for dado / finger joint work, as well as a router table for larger work.  The cabinet underneath holds jigs and tools for the saws, (blue drawers) router bits and routers (red drawers) and a host of other tools I had all over the shop (yellow drawers).  Condensed into a single workstation it makes work flow much easier.  It is on wheels, and can be moved but is rather heavy.  I have yet to move it since setting it in place in 2018.

 

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Everyone has different ways to store shop supplies, this is only one of many ways to do so.

 

 

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Some things can be accessed then just pushed back such as this grinder.

 

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Some tools can be grouped together to work with one another.

 

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Awesome pictures and great advice, thank you. I am beginning to seriously reconsider the flip flop idea.  I like the idea of making the grinder slide back and forth but remaining in the same location. I have actually seen similar items for countertop accessories!

 

Great food for thought, thanks again.

 

Dr Nevin

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