We all dream of getting a new purpose built workshop. I finally had the opportunity.
with my wife getting moved for her work. I got to leave my cramped workshop with no windows and minimum power behind, to move to a purpose built shop.
There were quite a few issues with this move, first of course being the distance, 7,138 km. Logistically, if you forget it, it stays behind. Plus with a moving company, they do not move things like glue, finishes, or great piles of boards like I had.
So that was really the first and most painful hurdle, giving away six truckloads of wood. It did go to good friends who are woodworkers who will use it, and I did get to have some wood moved, so I kept the choicest boards.
still, it’s hard to see your woodpile drive away
The other issues I found were that I could not have the shop size I wanted( I was limited to 600sqft), and I could not have the washroom I wanted (the town would consider it living space).
So, this whole endeavor started with a few compromises. such is life.
What I did get, is 600sqft poured slab workshop with 9ft ceilings, and a 200 amp electrical panel.
now, the work begins. winter is here in the snowy part of the country, and I need to insulate and heat this new space before I even unpack my tools.
so here is the new shop with all the stuff that will be stored in it, I tried to keep everything away from the walls so I can insulate.
I did leave up a pic of my old workshop on my profile for now, so this can be compared to my old cubbyhole.
I will be having a heating specialist in this week, so I should be moving along briskly with any luck.
-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.