Puttered around in the shop space for a little while tonight. Got the chunk of wood out of my vise, and gave both vises a quick inspection and spray of wd-40. Took a few measurements for the space plan. Got rid of some junk.
The plumbing stack is a 4 inch pipe, ten inches away from the rear wall, and 34 inches away from the side wall. I rolled my big tree trunk round over behind it. I think I could put the drill press stand to one side of the stack, and a shelving/storage unit on the other.
Checked out the wall more closely. After a light rain today I have damp spots on the floor at the base of the wall, and palpable moisture along some of the worst cracking areas. I’ll need to scrub down the whole thing, fill the cracks, and then give it two fresh coats of waterproofing. And I want to get a hygrometer to keep in the space, so I have some kind of idea what my wood will be going through.
Checked with Scott about the wiring – he says the basement is all on one circuit. Got permission to get an electrician in if I need to. Ah sweet vagaries of the rental. Get carpet replaced – not allowed. Re-wiring basement – a-okay.
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