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2022.09.22 update:
I completed my mini-split install near the beginning of the hot months and I have been very, very happy with the unit from Alpine Home Air. Outstanding hardware quality and even better technical support (this was my first mini-split install).

I've decided on an Oneida Supercell for dust collection and a California Air Tools air compressor (4HP, 20 gallon). Those purchases will be some time down the road.

I am nearly finished with the wiring, with somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 outlets. Yes, there are a lot of outlets in this small space.

I also have a rough sketch of the layout of the workshed with a view for each wall, a floor view, and a ceiling view.

I am very excited about the lighting. After doing way too much research on the topic, I am settled on a very specific T5 LED Linear Light Fixture by Waveform Lighting. They are truly flicker-free and also have superb color fidelity, qualities that are sorely lacking in just about every LED on the market.

2022.01.17 update:
I am working on putting in a mini-split for heating & air conditioning. There are simply too many temperature sensitive items that I want to be able to store in this little workshed. I do not plan on keeping it at 70 degrees year round. I'll likely set the thermostat at 80 degrees in the summer and 55 degrees in the winter. The condenser unit is installed outside (it sits atop a stainless steel frame which is atop a concrete pad). But before I complete the install of the air handler, I have to work out insulation. This is forcing me to think about what all I want to put behind the walls/above the ceiling. Things I am thinking about:
  • dust collection
  • compressed air
  • lots of electrical (hopefully more than I need)
  • insulation options
  • how I am going to do storage
  • how I am going to arrange this ol' workshed
  • what machines do I really want

2021.12.01 update:
Completed pulling 100 amp service from my house main panel out to the workshed. I learned a lot in doing this!

2020.09.08 original post:
The goal: My workshop is in a rather quaint 10'x16' shed which is also used for storage. Fortunately, when I built the shed, I put in three windows on the north side of the building. My workbench will eventually sit on the north half with storage on the south side.

The reality: I have only recently begun to convert this shed from 100% storage to at least part workshop. These photos should serve at least as a BEFORE since the conversion is only in the very early stages.







My next two projects on the shed workshop are:
1) install an oak floor over the concrete pad
2) build my Chris Schwartz's Anarchist's Workbench style workbench (the Doug Fir is drying now)

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c'mon paul we gotta see it man,10×16 means didly squat to a lumber jock.we dont care how simple it is or how few tools you have,it lets us see who you are.i hope your not a lurker like most,share with us and you'll get far more than you will ever give i promise you.welcome to lumber jocks a woodworkers paradise!!!
 

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pottz,

I joined to both learn and share! I am really glad you actually asked for photos since I am really bad at taking 'BEFORE' photos. I can't really call my shed a workshop yet, but it is going to be taking shape very soon! Looking at some oak flooring tonight, and the Douglas Fir for my workbench is drying as we speak. Again, thank you for prodding me!

Paul

c mon paul we gotta see it man,10×16 means didly squat to a lumber jock.we dont care how simple it is or how few tools you have,it lets us see who you are.i hope your not a lurker like most,share with us and you ll get far more than you will ever give i promise you.welcome to lumber jocks a woodworkers paradise!!!

- pottz
 

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ha ha no problem.hey it's looking good so far,post more pic's as it updates.glad your participating we need more guys sharing here.weve got thousand of members that have never made 1 post.dont know why they bothered to join.
 
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