Now that the woodshop is slowly coming together (I use the word slowly a lot) and a few things in the farm shop are "sort of" finding homes the time has come to start "shop 3"...
This one I will probably just refer to as "the mill". At one time I seriously considered putting my woodshop there but wanted more room and heat and other conveniences. In the late 1930's and through the 1940's my family owned and operated a private park with fishing, picnicking, camping and a couple of cottages. The center part of this building started life as a 10' x 18' cottage built in the late 1930's by my father and his uncle on my grandparents farm in another part of this county. When my parents bought this farm in 1951 it was moved here and put on a foundation up about 3' above ground. It was used as a seed & feed building for the farm. At the same time my father built the foundation for a 12' x 18' addition on each side of the original building but at ground level instead of elevated. The south-side addition was added pretty early but we didn't put up the north one for a number of years. It makes a decent 18' x 34' building but the 3' higher in the center part didn't lend itself well to a woodshop. The center part has some "stuff" stored in it, but not a lot. I keep my zero-turn mower and our golf cart and some lawn tools in the south wing. My father was an extremely active amateur geologist and he had his "rock shop" in the north part. About 6 showcases and about a ton of rocks. The rock shop had never tried to bite me so I just left it alone...
He died in 1993 so I guess I need to empty it out now. I need the space.
There are 2 other structures in this location. One is an unused metal grain bin about 14' in diameter and about that tall with a perforated drying floor. Yes, it has some "stuff" stored in it.
The other is also a metal grain bin, about 21' in diameter and 30' to the very top. And yes again, it has some "stuff" (including much of my SS parts stash) stored in it... I hope to use both for drying and storing lumber. These 3 buildings sit in a sort of an "L" shape and the sawmill is sat up at the inside of the L. At the point of the L there is a huge maple tree that makes a lot of shade over the buildings and the mill sits in the shade about all day.
There won't be a large number of hand tools in the "The Mill" but my chainsaws and stuff like cant hooks, log carriers, most axes, log tongs, cables and chokers etc. will all reside there.
I will also move my 5 HP planer/molder/ripsaw to the north part of the mill along with a RAS and a table saw with a 4' x 6' table.
Of course the planer will be too far from the woodshop to run to every time I want to plane a small board so I'm planning to pick up a lunch-box planer for the woodshop.
I'll add a few pictures to this later.
The first thing I need to cut is sub-floor and some floor joist for the rehab house but then I think I will take time to cut some stuff for a cover for the sawmill. Maybe about 12' x 24' mostly open shelter (gas engine).
I did not equip with Shopsmiths in spite of the setups but because of them.
1 1988 - Mark V 510 (bought new), 4 Poly vee 1 1/8th HP Mark V's, Mark VII, 1 Mark V Mini, 1 Frankensmith, 1 10-ER, 1 Mark V Push-me-Pull-me Drillpress, SS bandsaw, belt sander, jointer, jigsaw, shaper attach, mortising attach, TS-3650 Rigid tablesaw, RAS, 6" long bed jointer, Foley/Belsaw Planer/molder/ripsaw, 1" sander, oscillating spindle/belt sander, Scroll saw, Woodmizer sawmill