After considering a complete shop remodel for a couple of years now (seriously for the last year), I have decided to bite the bullet and go for it. One of the first things I did was to make a trip to Grizzly in Springfield, MO (about 4 hours from my house) and purchase a few new tools. I purchased a 2hp dust collector a 3hp cabinet saw, 17” extreme series bandsaw and a very large 15” planer on an enclosed base. I also bought some other shop items, but these were the big ticket items. After returning home, I parked all these items still on the trailer in my garage and started in on the shop. First of all, I figured it would take a week or two to clean out the shop and get ready for wiring, insulation and osb…boy was I wrong! I’ve got about a month or so in it already and it is still not ready. I guess it’s difficult to go through 30 years of my stuff and 50 years of my grandfathers considering he kept absolutely everything. Anyway, I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. As soon as the sub 20 degree weather lets up, I should like about another 2 days before I’m ready to start wiring and insulation. Finally! I really meant to post more pics and document this more, but here are some of the first pictures I took after getting started. There is mainly just a lot of stuff piled around that I have been going through, but you can also see that I tore out the wall and opened up the back part of the shop to make a handtool/workbench area. I am also going to install a window in the very back in the center of the wall. I’ll post more progress pics as I take them. By the way, my shop is 24’ X 30’ and has a 6’ X 6’ enclosed room in the Northeast corner.
Front of Shop
-- --Jack D - Southeast Missouri -- http://deltawoodworks.com