|Workshop by Moron||posted 09-28-2007 07:58 PM||8563 reads||2 times favorited||24 comments|
Three years ago my lovely bride and bought a small hobby farm and built an agricultural building/barn…..a.k.a….my shop. When its finished, if its ever finished it will have 2,500 sq., ft on the main floor and 1,500 sq ft in the loft.
From the ground up, it has footing and foundation walls (the walls are insulated below ground) and a concrete floor done with radiant heating (a back up propane heater (radiant) is hung from the ceiling. Typical 2×6 construction with 12’ ceilings, no support posts but super expensive roof/floor trusses so that in the event I get my horses, I can move my equipment into the loft. It is framed for a drive through at front and back although I opted to cover the potential overhead garage door at the back.
I made my own windows which now I regret but I can always replace them.
The shop has a rotary phase converter, a professional spray booth, a Murphy dust system, a 6’ stroke sander, a 4’ edge sander, a SCM T120 shaper with power feed, a crapy 20” thickness planer, 8” jointer, a re-saw bandsaw, miter saw, drill press, and an Altendorf 10’ sliding table saw. Also a 10” Rockwell cabinet saw. Perhaps not all the toys but enough for me….........and a crappy 3’ lathe.
For me, it’s a dream come true even though it want an easy road to get here.
-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso