Well I have not had much time between Little League Baseball, which we made it the way to invitationals and lost 1 game from the top. But they did well, Fall Ball Starts in couple weeks.
Anyway Mid May 2015 we received an offer to trade/swap our current home for one 2 blocks away. There is a lot of new construction going on in our area. New multi housing shops etc. The Developer made us an offer to trade/swap our home for one they have completely renovated (everything new from both baths to kitchen, flooring and carpeting, new siding, windows, central heating system, new electrical), well you get the picture. Same design as our just floor plan reversed. I was planning another remodel since the last one we did was in 1999, we had one child then and now have 5, with 4 at home. And, no cost to us, they cover all fees with the change of ownership and move. So, we talked about it and decided it was better to do it, than go through a remodel.
It was the right choice. I miight add working with Guminck Properties has been a great experience. Actually they built our current home in 1955.
Currently I have a 12 by 10 shop with an 8 by 8 addition on it. The ground has swelled up around it and water entry has become an issue. So, I was going to also address that issue.
New house does not have a shop at all. So, I have to build one. Due to our local building codes I can build one up to 256 sq ft, w/o a permit, or larger as long as I do not take up more than a percent of the open area by the size. I think 256 will be enough for my needs. I though about a 12 by 20, but was concerned about tool placement and the extra 4 ft in length would be nice but would also make it that much closer to the house. I also though about 16 by 16. It gives me the max sq ft I can have and I can build a multi purpose work bench down one wall that would have a miter saw station, the thickness planner,the jointer and drill press, maybe the grinder can be there also. Miscellaneous tool storage underneath.
That would leave me 14 ft for the lathe and 4 inch belt sander that share work bench. My TS with the new T3 fence will have room to have a dual purpose out-feed and assembly table. My Delta Scroll saw and 12 inch Band-saw will also have plenty of space. I plan on installing my router in the fence extension on the TS. I might even build a nice work bench down the road.
Any suggestions let me know.
I will insulate at some point and have more than enough outlets. I have a friend who is an electrician and he will run power from the main to the shop, I just have to provide the materials and have the trench done.
Anyway, I will take pictures along the way, should be interesting and fun.