If it does rain most of the day today there is still plenty I can do. Lots and lots of sorting and packing for moving stuff both ways. I also need to relocate the boot shop equipment to the space it will occupy until at least next spring. Then the space where it is now sitting will be open for storage of other "stuff".
Initially I am only going to move 5 of the Shopsmiths to the basement shop. My 510, the Mark VII, the 2 Mark V's that I rebuilt and painted and the 10-ER. The "Push me - pull me" drill press almost counts as 2 but is just one machine. I suspect that it will be kind of awkward to move.
My TS-3650 moves to the basement shop and it will be a little awkward to move. So will my Foley/Belsaw planer/molder/ripsaw and the no-name 6" long bed jointer. All are fairly heavy and none of those 3 lend themselves well to slinging and hoisting, all are a little top-heavy. Wheels are only moderately useful going down a steep incline.
SS SPT's and stuff like the scrollsaw, sanders and other smaller tools are just carry in items and not much of a problem.
It all really makes me wish this was a full walk-out basement. It would be so much easier.
I really expect this to be my last major woodshop move which is one reason that I have spent so much time and effort laboring over choices and details.
Today or tomorrow I need to help Diana a little to get ready for a great-grandchild invasion Thursday evening. I think that there are 10 or 11 of them but I lose count. Part of the basement not going into woodshop gets temporarily walled off into a carpeted playroom for them on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The grand-kids are all grown or teenagers.
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