I love the "tiny house meets compact workshop" thing going on here @Kev
An interesting density measure would be tool investment $'s per cubic metre (ok, cubic foot if you like!)
I'm going to take a stab and guess you're about 1,500 cubic feet .. with about a $75USD per cubic foot tool investment average.
(no real science in this - I'm just having some fun with the model and a wild stab)
I had a friend that had a small fishing boat years ago .. he was mad about efficiency. Nothing went on that boat unless he'd ensured is was either of a critical primary nature or highly multifunctional. Really changes your thinking!
- hadn't calced the cube, buuuut since you started it.... 874 cu/ft (11.5 by 9.5 by 8' I.D.)
I won't even touch the $/PSF calc, my wife may stumble upon this someday.
At our last home my shop was 24' by 32' and I had it crammed with crap I never used, this one makes me really evaluate everything, I like it better. Not that I would refuse another 4' off the front, that would make it about perfect.
Funny thing is as I look at the clamp storage my immediate reaction is "there's a lot of wasted space here". Sometime soon I will make another set of those standards with the hole spacing calculated to leave 0.05mm between the clamps, THEN I will be satisfied.
It does become a bit of a sickness.
I have been jonesing for a larger air compressor, but to add it I would need to create a weatherproof bump-out on the outside, and I keep drooling over the Kapex but it is a non-starter. One thing I need to add to the guiding principals (see bottom of original post
) is that any commonly used bench tool needs to be able to be used without moving/setting it up
. This cannot apply to things like the tablesaw, but should apply to drill press/grinders/sanders/etc. I have an idea of how to use the TS55 as a "chop saw" for small-ish stock, hope to get to that this spring sometime.
Anyway, it has been a fun challenge, although I just noted in the first post I labeled this my "winter project". In 2014. Oops.