|Forum topic by Sailor||posted 1330 days ago||1726 views||1 time favorited||29 replies|
1330 days ago
I am thinking of moving my shop home for a few reasons.
Current location isn’t that great- I have had one break-in where I had the following tools stolen: framing nailer, roofing nailer, cordless drill, box of assorted Kreg screws, brad nailer, RO sander, respirator. This was about a year and half ago. It is located about 20 minutes from the house so that is a bit of a pain to have to drive to the shop, just thinking of a shop to hang out in at the house would be awsome!
The downside is that the shop is a great deal smaller. I will be going from a 35×40 building dedicated to only my woodworking shop to a 13.5’x25’ room in our “boat barn”. That is much smaller, but I have gotten on Grizzly’s workshop planner and messed around with my tools and they can fit pretty easily in there with room to spare.
I will have to following large tools in the 13.5×25’ space- Grizzly cabinet saw, 8” jointer, router table. Those are the tools I currently have but I plan on adding a bandsaw and a floor drill-press, also I will be building a mobile miter saw station that will have folding wings like the many great ones here on Lumberjocks.
I do not plan on storing my sheet goods in the small space but somewhere else in the barn. I will more than likely have a small luber rack for some materials in the shop though.
The good part that I see about this move, other than it being at home is that I will be starting from a clean state, bare stud walls with a garage door on one 13.5’ end and a double door on one of the 25’ sides. It has a 9’ ceiling with the ceiling joists exposed. The roof has all attic trusses so I have a bit of a loft but I do not have access to it very easily, only through a 2’ by 20’ opening between the wall and the first truss. Slab foundation.
So what I am wondering is, is this a smart move? Starting with a clean, albeit small, slate would be a wonderful opportunity.
I am a person who likes a neat shop where everything has it’s place and is in it’s place.