|Workshop by hate2sand||posted 03-09-2012 11:50 PM||2398 reads||8 times favorited||9 comments|
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For 35 years my shop was located in the 30’ x 30’ rear portion of an old commercial building. We had electricity and heat but no plumbing, a leaky roof and no insulation. In 2005 I purchased an old 1 1/2 story house accross the street from my home and remodled it to house my shop. The old shop had no dust collection and each time we ran the planer, shaper or other such machine we had dust in EVERYTHING.
When we adapted the old house for the shop we first did a computer layout. It’s much easier to move machines around on the computer screen that on the floor. Although the space is tight, we allowed room for 4×8 plywood on all four quadrants of the table saw and at least 12’ of infeed and outfeed length for the planner, jointer, etc. And, we installed dust collection. Now we have time to work rather than sweep.
This past summer we built an addition to the old “dining room” to make a larger work room space of about 13’ x 24’ which we keep pretty much uncluttered.
The old building was completely rewired, new gas heat, plumbing, fire & burgular alarms.
Works well for us and is convenient, particularly for after hours work.
-- Larry in NC