mountainbreeze wrote:I look forward to how you arrange and equip your shop as I hope to soon be moving into a similar sized area.
I look forward to seeing how he arranges and equips his shop just because I'm nosy and love seeing workshops.
That and I know it will be interesting...
Dusty, am I correct that it will all be shop and the car will not be in there?
If so have you considered a wooden false floor? When I had the woodshop in the farmshop I put down a 12' x 24' section of 3/4" T&G plywood floor over a section of dirt floor on treated sleepers with a heavy poly vapor barrier and painted it with tan floor enamel. That was maybe 25 years ago and it is still like new. I loved that floor and still do. The difference between standing on that and standing on the concrete is amazing. Back in 1976 when I added a shoe repair shop to our store the first thing I did was put down treated sleepers flat and then 1/2" CDX topped with 3/4" particle board painted. I knew that I was going to be standing and working very long hours and didn't want to do it on concrete. My equipment was quite heavy but the floor held up very well.
It would be very easy to plan it with power, dust collection and even water if you liked under the floor.
Just a thought. I'm sure you have already thought a lot...
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