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I'm on and off a lot here, and my times away get longer and longer. In the interim I've been adding some tools that I need to get up and running! This past summer I bought a Seco 24" wide belt sander, it's a 3phase unit. And then just recently here purchased a Robland E300, also a 3 phase. Between those two, I bought a 20hp 3ph converter, but... Nothing is hooked up yet and it's winter here. Winter in my shop is almost like winter outside my shop, with just a little less snow, but there is snow. I'm looking for a new shop! I've mentioned the weather issue before and I've been looking for several years but so far I'm still in the same barn. I can't add attachments at this time, I'll see if that's up tomorrow.
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It's always good to see you post Jack and I hope all is going well with you. Those machines tell me that you're still in business.
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I am fortunate to use a garage that is attached to my home as a shop. I have seen some shops created from used shipping containers. They are weather resistant and in the USA are quite affordable. If I didn't have the garage, I would more than likely try one or more of these units. Some are even insulated. Just add a door and a couple of windows and some power, and maybe a source for some heat.
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My 12x24 shed-shop was hauled in via a large trailer more than a decade ago. If I had it to do over, I'd have gotten the 16x24 size. It is a pretty basic structure and sits on a crushed rock base. Insulated with AC and heat that takes about an hour to warm up. A skirt of redwood pickets sealed off the under floor, although I wish I'd also added some insulation under it. If I'd had the larger size built, I'd have used 2x6 studs to add R38 insulation, and had a concrete pad poured. I would also have had double glazed windows installed instead of single. I put foam insulation over the cheap windows because they were such a heat leak.

My wife had an electrician install an electrical subpanel, which now feeds whichever shed I'm in. The DC unit. Moving that outside really opened space inside--much more comfortable, cleaner and open.

I'm posting this because I sense a new shop is in your future. You won't believe how nice it is to walk into a warm and conveniently large shop. I guess you are in a commercial woodworking business from the comments. A decent workspace is a basic human right, to my thinking. Hiring someone to help you build it is a possibility, it's financing it that's the challenge for most of us. But the warm, comfy shop has outlasted the bill for it by a long shot, and if it's up to code, it adds value to your property should you move later.

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I am fortunate to use a garage that is attached to my home as a shop. I have seen some shops created from used shipping containers. They are weather resistant and in the USA are quite affordable. If I didn't have the garage, I would more than likely try one or more of these units. Some are even insulated. Just add a door and a couple of windows and some power, and maybe a source for some heat.
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Maybe that's something to consider, but I have a pretty good size shop, 32'x44'. And we don't have much room on OUR property, so I rent space across the street.
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Harry, always an honor to have you comment on one of my posts! Yes, I'm still in business and moving forward to a time when I do shop work exclusively and no more crazy customers with their Taj Mahal expectations. Or grungy disgusting work, or working outside in 0į (Fahrenheit) weather.....
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I insulated mine and use a radiant tube heater and it allows me to work fairly comfortably even at a fairly low setting. If I have to glue or finish I turn it up for a while.
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