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Hi, All. Please remember to consider handedness when designing
workspaces. It is tough to use spaces designed without awareness that some of us are left handed.
Depending on the type of work to be done, this can be more or
less of a problem. It tends to be a bigger issue if you are postiioning a lathe or some kinds of metal shop equipment than for a straighforward bike repair set-up. Ideally, though, at least one or two of your workspaces should be comfortable for lefties.
(Also, when working with kids, handedness is something to
consider along with whether they need glasses or a hearing test when evaluating why they are having trouble learning a physical skill.)
Speaking of lefties, that makes me think of politics... I want to wish all the American people out there in bicycleland
the best of luck as you vote for your new President and for all the other offices that are in play.
Everyone is pulling for the America we love to rise up and kick
the stuffing out of the America that scares the pants off us. Good Luck, beloved Americans.
On Mon, 27 Oct 2008 12:46:18 -0400 David Kuch firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Pretty close. We have work stations with double arm Park stands that measure about 11X9. If you add on another foot or two for room to mov e around, your 125 sqft measurement is about right. Our stations have a workbench
with 21' depth. Deeper means more clutter and harder to reach the tool board above. The tool benches all have standardized layouts. I'm sure you can make a list of the tools you most frequently use, and lay them out on a template that you can use to mark hooks or hangers for each bench. Where you put
the tools so that both mechanics can access them with the least extra reach is up to you. some will invariably be further from one mechanic than the other. Good luck!
On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 5:18 PM, Rich Points email@example.com
Hey All, Community Cycles is looking into the possibility of getting more
One of the things we need to figure out for our floor plan is
space a workstation requires. Right now we can have as many as six stands working in a 500sqft
all the tools are located on one bench. What I envision is
that include a stand, bench and a set of basic tools and enough
room for two
people to work comfortably. I'm guessing that each work station
100 - 125sqft?
Has anyone out there thought of what size and tools make a
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