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#1 posted 09-16-2015 07:01 PM

I suppose there’s a reasonable limit to the size of any workshop but there are many factors to consider. As the owner of a too large shop, I can tell you that I need more room. My work expands beyond traditional woodworking into metals, welding etc. but there is never enough room. Like JoeinGa says no matter what you’ll outgrow it. I sometimes find it hard to store long lengths of wood. Do you have that need? Will it be in the workshop? Maneuvering a 2×12x16’ board from saw, to jointer to planer etc. is a pain unless you have some room. Likewise anyone dealing with plywood needs a place to store and access the materials. One of the other questions you probably should ask is how you will handle dust and sawdust control, central vac? etc. the entire picture is really messy without some planning, but at least you you’re having a discussion. A workshop can also be a place to repair the lawn equipment ;-) change the oil ;-) fix the wife’s sewing machine ;-) keep all the extra stuff that she doesn’t want “cluttering up the house” ;-) good luck in negotiations.

-- "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do" Wooden


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