Small Shop build in AZ ( from moving it?) #8: New Shop part 2

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Blog entry by oldguy2 posted 12-05-2019 03:59 PM 486 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Part 2 The end wall of this Shop is 8 feet wide the length is 16 feet. Planning is crucial. Of these photos I am showing already I had too much going into the shop and will have to plan , how I work. But this is week 1. I show in the last pic tool boxes on the floor and frames on the studs. I planned a 16 inch bench for tools and items on a bench not a building bench. The tools came from an opportunity to buy out a contractor who moved and all these are separates plus a rolling tool stand and miter saw for $250, being in the right place at the right time. Many are on my sell list and make the money back since I had to buy the lot, but it shows don’t plan and you loose space. I had to clear the garage for cars. In another I made a black tool tower from scrap. its looking too big for the floor space and I had planned panels on the wall that I did not get up yet and either french cleats or narrow shelves for storage or crates ( 12 “) screwed to the panels. Even the workbench is 29 in wide I am thinking that the 8- 2×4 made it too wide and a 26” would be better, so removing one will do the task. I work better with a central bench not a wall bench. I already had a 4 inch belt disk sander and separate router table, planning where they go as benchtop tools for work flow is needed. I like the workmate I bought for clamping and space. my new shopvac and dustseparator are together and I have an extra hose to make it more than 12 feet almost anywhere from the center. all this is helping me plan the electric what and where. I have a nice insulation called Reflectic that I am stapling into the framing for heat reflection and later whatever heat deflection. Small fans are waiting to move air, also end wall vents. One main goal is to keep a 6ft by 6 ft work space as much as possible in the middle, overfilling the shed would be too easy.
thanks. more later after New Years.

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#1 posted 12-15-2019 01:34 PM

Getting there!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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