|Project by pashley||posted 2088 days ago||4363 views||1 time favorited||31 comments|
Well, finally sick of my 47 square-foot shop, I decided to cash in my 401k (and the wife’s), and buy a new shop!
Actually, it’s not new, it’s an older building, but I’ll never have to worry about space again!
This is an old blimp hangar I was able to purchase. It’s in Goodyear, Arizona right now…but I’m having it broken down and shipped here, to Rochester, NY. I understand it will take about 297 flat-bed loads! Holy cow, is the wife going to be surprised! For you number junkies, here’s the stats:
...obviously, plenty of room for my stuff!
Finally, I can make that Los Angeles class submarine I’ve always wanted to do! And since I have so much height available, I’ll finally be able to take on that Leaning Tower of Pisa museum-quality reproduction the Italian family down the street wanted. Also, the U.S. Park Service wanted me to make a replica of the Statue of Liberty, but I think I’ll pass – I just don’t have 300’ of scaffolding.
To take the bite out of the total price of this shop ($13 million plus), I’ve decided to let a Subway chain locate in one end of the hangar; I figure the $1000 a month space rental will help out. Also, Laguna Tools, Jet, Porter Cable, Craftsman, Bosch, Festool, Fein, Dewalt and Delta have all agreed to donate their entire product lines to the new shop as well! Woo-hoo!
I’m considering having a lumber mill installed in one end – with kiln. Think of the money I’ll save, never having to go to the local wood reseller! I know – you wish you had my business sense!
-- Have a blessed day!