All my adult life I have wanted a dedicated workshop, and finally it is about to come true! Tomorrow the owner of a tree service company will come by to plan for the four trees that have to be removed in order to place the foundation of my new shop. Don’t worry about those four trees…....soon they will become projects and turnings! I don’t know much about trees, but one is a pine about 8 stories high, one is a dead walnut, and the two others are some species unknown to me. In one week, the trees will be gone and the General Contractor will begin. My shop will be 22 feet long and about 36 wide. Under the concrete slab will be my 6” dust pipe which will come up here and there to service the machines which are currently in the garage and what will soon be my library. Thats right, I have a lathe, drill press, a brand new Bosch SCM saw, some new Bessey clamps, etc. in the house right now…there’s just not enough room in the garage. In the foyer by the front door, I have a brand new Clear Vue cyclone in three boxes, a new Osborne mitre guage for my Unisaw, a Kreg pocket hole kit, etc.
You would think that I just moved in here…...but everything depends on getting the workshop up and running. I want to place an engineered wood floor in what will become the library, but I can’t do that until I get the machines out of there, not to mention the rest of the existing carpet which I have been taking up piece by piece. I am missing end tables here and there, a bed headboard, some tables, etc. All depends on that workshop.
The contractor is going to put up the building and roof. His sub-contracted electrician will install some 240v and 110v circuits. The rest will be up to me and my dear friend Mike. I have made a floor plan and think I know where everything will be placed. I have hundreds of plans in my computer to choose from for all the tables, benches, cabinets, etc. which will be created and live in that shop.
I’ll take some pictures as all goes along so that I can remember how it was before I finally got my shop!
-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !